Who will pay - this is the question...
Posted Jan 26, 2011 17:15 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Who will pay - this is the question...
Parent article: LCA: Vint Cerf on re-engineering the Internet
If transition was handled differently, all hosts with current 32 bit addresses (which would also work as 128 bit ones) would also be IPv6 hosts, so having IPv6 on routers would actually be (surprise!) useful.
Useful for what? In this plan (the same as with current one) you can still safely disable useless extension on networking router, save half of the money and users will not notice. What incentive will there be for the ISP to support this extension? If Cisco will decide that it's good idea to support IPv6 unconditionally then it'll just lose to Juniper (or some other firm) which will implement "turbo mode" with 32bit addresses only...
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