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RE: Access to the IPv4 net for IPv6-only systems, was: Re: WG Action: Conclusion of IP Version 6 (ipv6)

  • From: JAKO Andras
  • Date: Wed Oct 03 21:01:53 2007

> break.  It seems like an IPv6-only ISP would need to operate the NAT-PT
> boxes, and dedicate a block of v4 addresses the size of the expected
> concurrent online users to the NAT-PT box.  Keep in mind that a v6 ISP
> with 1 million customers won't need a million v4 addresses, for obvious
> reasons.  It's going to be considerably less than if each customer got a
> v4 address.  NAT-PT does seem like a viable short term solution.  I'm

An IPv6-only ISP with enough IPv4 addresses for its concurrent online 
users seems strange. Why wouldn't that ISP give those v4 addresses to the 
online users instead of the NAT-PT box? And why do you call it IPv6-only?

Andras