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Re: Apple Airport Extreme IPv6 problems?

  • From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
  • Date: Mon Sep 17 13:48:45 2007

On 17-sep-2007, at 19:06, Martin Hannigan wrote:

Getting back to my original discussion with Barrett, what should we do
about naming? I initially though that segregating v6 in a subdomain
was a good idea, but if this is truly a migration, v4 should be the
interface segregated.

For debugging purposes, it's always good to have, but the real question is: do you feel comfortable adding AAAA records to your production domain names? Although I've been running that way for years and I've had only one or two complaints during that time, I can see how someone could be worried about reduced performance over IPv6 (it's still slower than IPv4 a lot of the time because of tunnel detours etc) or even timeouts when advertised IPv6 connectivity doesn't work for someone, such as a Vista user with a public IPv4 address behind a firewall that blocks protocol 41.

Then again, I'm guessing that few people type rather than And with stuff like mail, where you set up the server names once and forget about it, it's even worse.

So... I'd say: gain some experience with a service that is important enough that people will complain when things are slow, but not important enough that bad things happen if you don't fix the issue for them. For instance, you could host the page with all the NOC contact info on a domain with an AAAA record. :-)