[AusNOG] IPv6: "Objections to sale"

Matt Hope matt.hope at nicta.com.au
Thu Mar 7 00:43:06 EST 2013

On 06/03/13 20:51, Reuben Farrelly wrote:
> Now in hindsight the reasons I had to not look at IPv6 earlier were
> due to misinformation and bad perception:
> Without doubt the engineers I worked with then were of the view that
> there was no real need to learn IPv6, but they sure knew how to
> disable it on Windows.  Most engineers would rather spend their time
> on something which is more pressing and urgent and that they can use
> every day.  They would certainly rather learn something else that they
> can take to the boss to show what they're doing to help the business
> become more efficient, and IPv6 doesn't fit in in that (yet).

One of the things I have noticed is that IPv6 has a fairly negative
stigma attached. I've seen in a number of issues attributed to IPv6,
even when it had nothing to do with IP.

In one case, a dual-stack webserver returned the front page for both
IPv4 and IPv6, but any other pages would return "404: Page not found"
over IPv6. This was blamed on IPv6, people who reported the issue were
told to turn off IPv6.

Once anyone hears "you should turn off IPv6 in order to ..." several
times, they begin to believe there is a problem with IPv6.

This myth has gone on for long enough now that it will be difficult to

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