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Re: IPv6 news

  • From: Sean Figgins
  • Date: Thu Oct 13 00:09:15 2005

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, william(at) wrote:

> > I think the bigger problem would be that of a larger company running
> > out of RFC 1918 space, for various reasons.
> If its corporate system, they'd also end up using NAT (many already do).
> The problem would be for webhosts and ASPs who have no choice but to use
> real ips.

Uh...  No, I think you misunderstood.  Not all 1918 space is destined to
hit the Internet through NAT.  Much of it's use is for devices that never,
ever hit the Internet.  Take, for example, STBs, modems, provisioning
servers, etc.  Those all tend to be customer facing, and not IT or
corporate networks.  The customers do not see these IPs, but systems do.

Now, take a large company, such as some of the largest end-user service
providers that provide not only the above, but other services as well.
Add in traditional services, and you have a huge drain on 1918 space, fro
things that never hit a device outside the company's network.

Of course, I can not speak to what MY company does, but I can tell you
that it is hard to manage.