[AusNOG] IPv6: "Objections to sale"

Julien Goodwin ausnog at studio442.com.au
Thu Mar 7 00:58:25 EST 2013

On 06/03/13 19:51, Mark Newton wrote:
> Back in 2003, people said things like, "Router support is terrible and buggy." Then
> the router vendors basically fixed that one, and it's now next to impossible to buy
> business-oriented routing hardware that doesn't do reliable IPv6, and even some
> of the cheap consumer gear is doing it now too.  Tick the box, move on.

<rant>Unless your vendor of choice is Juniper and you're looking at CPE
boxes not core kit.</rant>

But totally +1.

As others have said if you can't justify it any other way deploying IPv6
(at least through the network, if not the services) is cheap insurance
against "the next facebook" being either v6 only, or significantly
better over v6 (Skype the classic v4-only example could probably be made
more reliable over native v6).

Use of CGN's is another great one, want an easy way to only need half as
much CGN, and to ensure it grows slower than traffic? Deploy IPv6 and a
large amount of traffic will just shift.

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