Posted Jul 22, 2011 11:06 UTC (Fri) by mstefani (subscriber, #31644)
In reply to: IPv6 NAT by anselm
Parent article: IPv6 NAT
No provider independent addresses for IPv6? Providers loved the idea of locking their customers in as they know the real costs of re-IPing your network. But that severely hampered the uptake of IPv6 in the enterprise space.
Grudgingly they had to accept the concept of PI addresses 2 - 2.5 years ago. We got our provider independent /46 more than a year ago.
So no IPv6 doesn't fixes the issues of the real Internet in any way, form or shape. It may make the problem even worse, but that depends of course if IPv6 will "take over". Luckily we have now NAT66 standardized and I have a feeling that a lot of people will go for that as it is the simplest and least ugly of the multihoming solutions. That will buy us time until something like LISP (Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol) catches on.