[AusNOG] IPv6 - What Should an Engineer Address when 'Selling' IPv6 to Executives?

Don Gould don at bowenvale.co.nz
Wed Mar 6 15:03:23 EST 2013

On 6/03/2013 4:42 p.m., David Hughes wrote:
> If you have implemented a new OSS platform of any description in the 
> last 10 years then hopefully one of the check boxes was that it 
> supported v6 - because we all knew we'd need it some day. David … 

na... I've rolled out box after box in the last 6 months with no v6 in it.

Cisco ATAs...  SPA phones - both new models in the last year, no v6 
support in those.

Ubiquiti 5Gz radios - no v6 there.

...and I know I'm not the only offender.

I keep banging away at my equipment providers and looking for other gear 
that is v6, but it's just not there.

It's like no one believes me that I give a v6 toss at all...  I'm 
getting the message that I need to sharpen up my CGN understanding 
because that's the direction we're heading.

My mobile provider has just started giving me a NAT connection... It was 
a public /32, but  it's gone NAT I noticed.  My mobile will do v6... but 
how do I land a tunnel on that?

Now you might suggest I just go find some different providers so I can 
just put the acid on...  ya... with my $1,000 spend a month from a 
mainly service focused business...

...but hey, if you can find me ATA's that will do what the SPA100 series 
will, at the same price point (which is still higher than what my 
customers are happy with) them I'm all ears... I've been trying to kill 
off PSTN as hard as we're trying to kill off v4.


Don Gould
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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