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Re: Creating demand for IPv6

  • From: John Curran
  • Date: Tue Oct 02 14:55:21 2007

At 12:42 PM -0400 10/2/07, William Herrin wrote:
>As far as I can tell, IPv6 is at least theoretically capable of
>offering exactly two things that IPv4 does not offer and can't easily
>be made to offer:
>1. More addresses.
>2. Provider independent addresses
>At the customer level, #1 has been thoroughly mitigated by NAT,
>eliminating demand. Indeed, the lack of IPv6 NAT creates a negative
>demand: folks used to NAT don't want to give it up.

#1 has been partially mitigated by NAT, and perhaps only temporarily.

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