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Re: Creating demand for IPv6

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Wed Oct 03 11:48:42 2007

On 3-Oct-2007, at 1038, <[email protected]> wrote:

However, if there was a reasonable translation mechanism
available which allowed IPv6-only end systems to access
IPv4-only content, I think the picture would look quite

Doesn't deploying a 6to4 relay in the content provider network, along with IPv6 access to the content provider network, exactly meet this requirement?

Oh, now that I actually *read* your text, you're talking about use of 6to4 in content providers, not end systems. Sorry for not noticing that when I replied just now :-)

6to4 (for content- or access-focussed networks) is surely a solution to the problem of "I have no good way to acquire IPv6 transit"; it's not a solution to the problem of deploying dual-stack across content- serving infrastructure, or the problem of there being near zero demand for IPv6 content, given that the number of existing IPv6-only clients is effectively zero.