Who will pay - this is the question...
Posted Jan 26, 2011 14:59 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Who will pay - this is the question...
Parent article: LCA: Vint Cerf on re-engineering the Internet
So, IPv6 is designed to embed IPv4, standards are witten, all software manufacturers start implementing IPv6 that includes v4 (i.e. understands 16 byte addresses as well), but network equipment manufacturers (according to you) do not implement this at all because they cannot redesign their ASICs to do that in almost 10 years.
Yeah, let's go with strawman. Of course they support both IPv6 and IPv4. For example Nexus 7000 M-Series (found in one minute using Google): up to 60 million packets per second (Mpps) of IPv4 unicast forwarding traffic and up to 30 Mpps of IPv6 unicast forwarding traffic. Price difference between IPv4 and IPv6 is exactly two times.
And on top of that, ISPs do not buy a single new router in that time.
Sure they do, but they disable IPv6: this gives 2x price saving. They are not stupid: why spend $200'000 when you can spend $100'000 and give the same features to end-users?
IPv6 transition is being handled rougly like the 2000 bug. At the last minute people are scrambling to cobble together workarounds. At least old programmers had a good excuse - space was at a premium.
It's still a premium and prices for network equipment show...
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