Re: 2.4 and full ipv6 - will it happen?

From: Kelsey Hudson (
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 15:24:22 EST

On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, David S. Miller wrote:

> From: Thunder from the hill <>
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 17:34:51 -0600 (MDT)
> We're using it for years now. Works well, made me incredibly happy ever
> since. Just too cool thing.
> The keyword is "you", you are using is locally at your site.
> There are zero backbone ipv6 routers, everyone is still tunneling
> or has a custom network layout for their usage.

And it's the condescending, "Nobody else uses it, why should I?" attitude
that will prevent it from gaining more popularity. There are people using
it. There are people who want to see it mainstreamed. Face it, IPv4 is
inadequate for today's needs. What happens when the entire IPv4 addressing
space is exhausted? Move to NAT? I don't think so. NAT is a temporary solution
to a permanent problem, and IMO the wrong solution. There are still
applications out there where bona fide end-to-end transparency is still a
requirement. NAT destroys that, and therefore makes those applications
either unusable, or difficult to use without special configurations.

No, IPv6 may not be mainstream yet, but there *are* people who want to use
it. Just because you don't, doesn't mean that nobody else should. I, for
one, will welcome IPv6's adoption with open arms.

 Kelsey Hudson
 Software Engineer/UNIX Systems Administrator
 Compendium Technologies, Inc (619) 725-0771

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