Eric A. Hall wrote:
On 1/12/2004 9:03 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
IPv6's only hope of some modest level of deployment is, as the latter
part of your message points out, as the substrate for some hot
application(s). Somehow I doubt anything the IETF does or does not do
is going to have any affect on whether or not that happens.
Yup, it needs a killer app or feature. Bigger address space was that
feature, but one made moot by NATs.
There are other features (security, etc),
One man's bread (security by defeating outside 'calls' to your address)
is another man's poison (failed apps. because you defeated outside
'calls' to your address).
Other than conserving addresses, NAT "features" are basically poison
resold as bread.