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Maybe rare folks really need v6 right now, right? (judging on some recent conclusions it well might be the situation for at least a dozen years more)
What have the V6 folks ever done for us?
Posted Mar 16, 2007 17:33 UTC (Fri) by jd (guest, #26381)
Some of these have been backported to IPv4, but the IPv4 versions aren't always terribly interoperable and aren't efficient as they're not designed in.
Some are not obviously useful - mobility? - but when you consider the headaches they're having with IP on any mass transit system (having a single monopolistic ISP is a "popular" solution, where a current solution even exists), the sole benefit of having a static solution over a dynamic one is that one ISP gets richer. Oh, you thought you got a benefit from it? Gimme a break.
(In fact, it is very likely the anti-monopolistic nature of IPv6 that is hindering adoption. If it had allowed companies like AT&T or Telus to pwn the Internet, it would have been adopted globally in a week. It is precisely because it empowers users to do their own thing that network providers are avoiding it like the plague.)
Posted Mar 19, 2007 13:14 UTC (Mon) by copsewood (subscriber, #199)
Posted Mar 22, 2007 9:53 UTC (Thu) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
Comcast is deploying IPv6 already in its core and will deploy it for customers, largely because it's already exhausted the 10.x address space and is having to use public IPv4 space for customers. With about 10 IP addresses per triple-play household, and 10s of millions of customers, there's a strong driver to do this sooner rather than later, and the cable world's DOCSIS 3.0 standards for cable modems are now out, and support IPv6.
For more details, including a presentation from Comcast on their IPv6 deployment plans, and some other indicators of IPv6 demand becoming real, see http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=225734&cid=18286172
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