IPv6 *is* like AMD
Posted Jan 27, 2011 10:46 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: IPv6 *is* like AMD
Parent article: LCA: IP address exhaustion and the end of the open net
You asked and answered a bunch of useless technical question, but you fail to see that the answer to a very simple and common question is still the main problem with IPv6.
Wow! Yes, I fail to see that. You see, we have the situation today:
A. For 99% of users the question is "how to convince ISP to provide IPv6". Because without support from ISP side there are no way to introduce IPv6.
B. For 0.3-0.5% of user the question is "how to use IPv6 without change in configuration". For 90% of them the answer is the answer is "there are no way to do it because all routers must be reconfigured no matter what and you have router in your own home already".
Sorry, but I try to see how 0.05% can be larger then 99% again and again - and fail to see that. Care to explain? You have strange mathematics if you think it's "the main problem with IPv6"...
Why does everyone already connected to
the net have to reconfigure and essentially run two setups?
Because IPv6 solves bunch of other problems by going this route. Sure, it introduced inconvenience for some 0.03%-0.05% of users, but this is minor issue.
Because someone wasn't thinking when they designed IPv6.
On the contrary - they thought about it and it was obvious back then that it's a minor issue. The fact that it's minor issue is even more obvious today.
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