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

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Mon Jun 16 11:37:00 UTC 2014

Hello Mark,

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:

> On Monday, June 16, 2014 09:14:09 AM Seun Ojedeji wrote:
> > Yeah "to some extent" it is; because i am just that rare
> > customer that also wants a 128bits even though
> > everything works fine on 32. I doubt end customers will
> > move ISPs as much especially if everything works fine on
> > v4. I think policy and its implementation at regulator's
> > level could expedite some of v6 visibility.
> Customers will go to where they can get service.
> If a customer is on IPv4 today, and it works, short of any other issues,
> they won't be looking to move.


> If an Internet resource is only on IPv6, and the customer's existing ISP
> only supports IPv4, the customer will experience connectivity issues and
> will, invariably, start shopping around unless their existing provider
> turns up IPv6.

+1 but realistically speaking is there anything like v6 only resource at
the moment?

> If new Internet users are signing up to an ISP that is operating in an era
> where there is no longer any IPv4, the customer still doesn't care what
> protocol his services are running over provided there is end-to-end
> connectivity. Again, the customer's ISP (or their competition), will need
> to provide a solution to the customer that satisfies their connectivity
> needs (be they native to IPv6 resources, or translated to IPv4-only
> resources).
> Ultimately, the customer will go to where they can get
> service. That's the bottom line.

Sure...this is a final future scenario. Just that at the moment we have few
v6 champions. Instead folks are aiming for v4 and since they are aiming for
v4 it also mean that v4 will stay longer that we may have presumed.


> Mark.


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