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[rpd] Re: [afnog] What are the major challenges in enabling Services to run on IPv6?

Boubakar Barry boubakarbarry at
Tue Oct 28 07:59:57 UTC 2014

Hi All,

As for the academic/REN community, an action has been initiated to support
RENs and higher ed/research institutions for applying for resources
(including IPv6) and deploying them in their networks.
This was after the AIS in Djibouti and it has triggered actions in some

For those interested, the volunteers of the support team are still
reachable at iprm at <irpm at> and happy to give necessary
advice and support.



On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 6:18 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:

> On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 07:05:33 AM Andrew Alston
> wrote:
> > That challenge also prevents a
> > lot of providers from actually putting in the effort
> > (and sometimes expense) of rolling IPv6 all the way to
> > the edge with a lack of demand.  Its kinda a chicken and
> > egg situation for many, no IPv6 at the edge decreases
> > the number of people running IPv6, we decreases the
> > demand for IPv6, which decreases the motivation to roll
> > IPv6 to the edge.
> I'm still reasonably disappointed in the lack of drive from
> retail providers to offer IPv6 to their customers, i.e., the
> broadband/consumer space.
> Granted, it is a lot more challenging to deliver IPv6 to
> large scale consumers (more so in Africa, where a lot of
> consumers are running data off the mobile networks).
> But I think that deployment of IPv6 toward end customers in
> a manner where they do not have to directly participate in
> the process is where we shall see the most gains.
> The old mantra still holds true - users don't care, as long
> as it works.
> Mark.
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