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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different (was Re: IPv6 news)

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Sun Oct 16 10:56:45 2005

On 16-Oct-2005, at 03:37, David Conrad wrote:

Shifting the NAT to end system removed the objection to NAT, tho it's not entirely clear why. Shifting NAT to the end system also happened to simplify the entire solution as well.
Except for the part about having to rewrite all existing implementations to take full advantage of the technology.
Thought experiment: how many different software vendors need to change their shipping IPv6 code in order for some new feature like shim6 to be 80% deployed in the server and client communities of hosts?

I'm thinking it's probably less than 5, but I'd be interested to hear opinions to the contrary.