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Re: Another driver for v6?

  • From: Matthew Ford
  • Date: Thu Oct 30 06:39:16 2008

On 30/10/08 07:10, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, David W. Hankins wrote:

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 06:32:31PM -0400, Steven King wrote:
Does anyone see any benefits to beginning a small deployment of IPv6 now
even if its just for internal usage?

It is almost lunacy to deploy IPv6 in a customer-facing sense (note for example Google's choice to put its AAAA on a separate FQDN). At

Could you please elaborate on this point? My data presented
<> indicates that there are very very few (the longer I collected the data, the better the ratio got) who cannot properly fetch a resource that has A/AAAA.

Your stats (which are very interesting btw, thanks for doing the work) suggest that the number of clients that would make use of the AAAA record for a dual-stack service is about the same as the number of clients that would fail in the event that both A and AAAA were present. That's not exactly an incentive to content providers is it?

IPv6: It's kind of like storing dry food in preparation for the

If you actually KNOW the apocalypse is coming (but not when), this is correct.

The end is nigh -