Posted Mar 22, 2007 9:53 UTC (Thu) by Cato
In reply to: v6
Parent article: A second remote hole for OpenBSD
IPv6 is finally entering real practically-driven deployments - I'm not counting the various ISPs who've done IPv6 as a service for use by leading-edge business customers and research labs, only the companies that are deploying it because they more or less have to, driven by future IP address shortages.
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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