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

Mwendwa Kivuva Kivuva at
Mon Jun 16 15:10:04 UTC 2014

I think the argument has been misunderstood or taken out of context.

There is a cots of rolling over to a fully supported IPv6 network. Do the
ISPs feel they will get Return on Investment in the near future from that
effort? So for example, operator X might argue "My ISP is v6 ready, to
enjoy the benefits, you will pay $+1 unlike operator Z who charges $ but
does not support v6". Remember, outdated network equipment may not support
IPv6 and Dual-stacking is not usually possible in such cases. (use
tunneling?). Also, non-compliant equipment needs to be replaced because the
manufacturer no longer exists or software updates are not possible. My
point is, who will foot that cost? Are customers ready to pay more to have
that edge?

Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya

"There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on
higher ground in that lifetime." - Maxwell Anderson

On 16 June 2014 17:29, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:

> On Monday, June 16, 2014 04:20:40 PM Adam Nelson wrote:
> > Do ISPs charge a premium for v6 traffic?
> I'd like to say No. But I can't speak for every ISP on the
> planet :-).
> > I've never
> > heard of such a thing, but maybe I'm out of the loop?
> I wish all my competitors charge for IPv6 :-).
> Mark.
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