> Did you happen to try actually assigning one of those IPv6 addresses to your PC?
Why should I? I already have a perfectly good setup here. I can browse, e-mail and do other things on the real net just fine. For instance, I can post this comment on LWN just fine :-)
> trivial amount of reconfiguration (the easy part)
Trivial? I think you haven't read the article above:
> To make that transition, we'll have to do more than assign IPv6 addresses to systems. This technology will have to be deployed across something like 1.8 billion people, hundreds of millions of routers, and more. There's lots of fun system administration work to be done; think about all of the firewall configuration scripts which need to be rewritten. Geoff's question to the audience was clear: "you've got 200 days to get this done - what are you doing here??"