On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 09:36:07AM +0000, Paul Robinson wrote:
But that app has to be something particularly splendid. And in Europe at
least, NAT is not as prevalent as some think it is.
It is prevalent wherever there is broadband. And that is where (with the
extra bandwidth and always-on) connectivity into the network is desirable.
Are you suggesting then, that all RFCs based on IPv6 should be... stopped?
By the sounds of it, what you're looking for is for us as a community to
refuse to deal with IPv4 any more, that we wash our hands of it, and make
vendors realise that they are going to be unable to support IPv4 for more
than a few years?
IPv4+NAT will coexist with IPv6 for many years. A home router can easily
offer v4/NAT and v6 together. This allows v6 apps to be used opportunisticly
between homes or other networks that would otherwise have NAT and need some
3rd party broker.
It's brutal, but I can see the point. Thinking about a cut-off date for IPv4
would indeed provoke some interesting discussion, but I think a lot of
people still want to hang onto IPv4. Even so, how does July 31st 2005 sound
That's rather insane :) More like July 31st 2025 before we remove IPv4,
and even then it'll hang around... remember no-one *has* to install IPv6,
it's just an option if you want the functionality. Users want features not