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[rpd] A typical conversation with a service provider on v6

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Mon Jun 16 11:19:02 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 10:07 AM, Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at>

> Hi Seun,
> On 16 June 2014 08:14, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at> wrote:
> > I think policy and its implementation at regulator's level could expedite
> > some of v6 visibility.
> Championing IPv6 in the way you want here will be difficult for
> regulators for two reasons:
> 1. v6 or v-anything is technology, and regulators are generally
> service oriented.
> 2. Nothing is broken as yet --- at least from the regulator's view
> point. packets can still traverse the globe with no loss attributable
> to the lack of v6.
> In light of this, I think the regulators' place --- putting policy to
> encourage v6 is the best that we can hope for at the moment.

Mmm...i agree and i think we are taking different route to same
destination. Regulators to set policy to "encourage" implementation.

> > Obviously, it bothers me that a mega hosting provider is still looking
> for
> > official launch of v6.
> Perhaps you should tell them they missed the news!! The global launch
> happened more than a year a go :-)
> or they forgot that even before the global event, there was

> > If that is what they are expecting, how about
> > national regulators formerly lunching v6 and introducing policies that
> > ensure the wind of the launch blows across the provider's gears.
> Regulators can't launch v6 -- at least not on a commercial basis as that
> would turn them into network operators which is outside their mandate.
> Hmm...the launch is not in relation to them deploying, its more of an
event. Looking at it from the frequency spectrum launching perspective.
Maybe if v6 receives support in that direction then we could witness some
progress. Regulators could on the basis of making case for cybersecurity
ask providers to ensure that certain percentage of their network are
visible on the internet.(this will take care of remaining v4 and ultimately
start taking care of v6).

Ultimately, those words are easier said than done ;-)


> Regards,


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