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

Noah Maina mainanoa at
Mon Jun 16 15:37:02 UTC 2014

Cost again Mmmmmm ok let me look at it from my perspective.

Pretty much most routing boxes today even simple inexpensive soho routers
like dlinks and linksys can support v6.

For a matter of fact v6 is just a feature within the routing software junos
or ios or anyother... all one needs to do is enable or rather activite it...

So I really don't follow this cost argument.

On 16 Jun 2014 18:13, "Mwendwa Kivuva" <Kivuva at> wrote:

> 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 Remember, outdated network equipment may not support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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