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Re: IPv6 on SOHO routers?

  • From: David Conrad
  • Date: Wed Mar 12 16:54:57 2008

On Mar 12, 2008, at 1:06 PM, Frank Bulk - iNAME wrote:
Slightly off-topic, but tangentially related that I'll dare to ask.

I'm attending an "Emerging Communications" course where the instructor
stated that there are SOHO routers that natively support IPv6,

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There are a couple of other boxes I noticed recently at Fry's (in the SF Bay Area) that claimed IPv6 support on the box, but I have no idea how real those claims are.

Furthermore, he stated that networking equipment companies like Cisco will
be moving away from IPv4 in 5 years or so. This is the first time I've
heard this posited -- I had a hard believing that, but he claims it with
some authority. Anyone hear anything like this? My own opinion is that
we'll see dual-stack for at least a decade or two to come.

I suspect you should back away slowly from anyone who suggests IPv4 is going to go away within 5 years.