[AusNOG] IPv6 Article on CNN

Mark Smith nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org
Mon May 31 20:55:14 EST 2010

On Mon, 31 May 2010 16:14:35 +1000
Kurt Bales <kwbales at kwbales.net> wrote:

> Hey Kevin,
> Having said that, the MS reps are really excited that our solution enables
> > remote use of the MS DA feature of Windows 7
> > for the schools. From our perspective that's just a side benefit that we're
> > welcome to have. More to the point of this
> > thread, it clearly gave an example for Skeeve of rewards achievable only on
> > IPv6.
> >
> I may have this wrong, but have you not simply created a VPN using IPv6?
> Could the same thing not achieved using any VPN implementation and an
> suitably large IPv4 allocation?

There's your problem.

> Skeeve's point was that these things aren't magical to IPv6. Yes IPv6
> facilitates the implementation of these things - in this case end to end
> connectivity, but this is nothing that could not be achieved with either a
> large enough allocation from an RIR or using internal addresses inside a VPN
> setup.
> Please correct me if I'm wrong - the above doesn't (and shouldn't!) take
> away from the fact you have implemented a truly useful service.
> K.

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