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RE: An Internet IPv6 Transition Plan

  • From: Durand, Alain
  • Date: Tue Jul 24 11:35:03 2007

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Curran [mailto:[email protected]] 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 7:20 AM
> To: Durand, Alain
> Cc: nanog
> Subject: RE: An Internet IPv6 Transition Plan
> 
> Alain -
> 
>   Present residential broadband Internet service is "provide the
>   customer with access to/from any public-facing IPv4-based
>   resource"
> 
>   Around 2011 (date for discussion purpose only) residential
>   broadband Internet service is "provide the customer with
>   access to/from any public-facing IPv6-based Internet resource"
> 
>   The specific "vision" of how to provide such service is left to
>   the provider.   The Internet/IAB/IETF/ICANN/ISOC/... history
>   does not proscribe such items as prefix size, static versus
>   dynamic addressing, management models, minimal security,
>   or much else for that matter...  It's entirely left to the service
>   provider.  

Yes, this this correct. However, there is a fairly 'common' expectation
today about what the 'user experience' is.

Sure, YMMV, but very often the v4 story is a direct PC connected behind
a
modem or a v4 NAT box + all the NAT traversal baggage + a bunch of
device
in the home that may have different 'upgrade path' to v6...

So, even though this is not written by any I*, this is where we are
starting
from. Now my question is: where do we land? Simply saying:
> "provide the customer with
>  access to/from any public-facing IPv6-based Internet resource"
is not sufficient, IMHO, to describe a transition plan effectively.

   - Alain.