[ubuntu-uk] IPv6 - are you using it?

andylockran andy at zrmt.com
Tue Oct 30 22:41:01 GMT 2007


Kris Douglas wrote:
>
>
> On 30/10/2007, *Gaurav Patel* <patelgaurav at gmail.com 
> <mailto:patelgaurav at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     > Here's my (completly biased, and untrustworthy) opinion:
>     > IPv6 is a can of worms that I really *Don't* want to open.
>     > I'm not even convinced we need it anymore.
>     > They've been saying we're running out of addresses for how long?
>     Most of our websites are run under one IP address, you don't need
>     an ip-address per website anymore, and companies don't need class
>     C's for their LAN's with NAT around now.
>     > (Class C used to be used for internet-connected LANs.)
>     >
>     > Have you ever tried to get your head round IPv6? I have... and
>     promptly gave up. When I have to, I will, but I hope I never have
>     to. Its not that memorable, or easy...
>     >
>     > Kirrus
>
>     The point of it is just that - you do not need to worry about
>     subnetting, or running out of addresses.
>     IPv6 wont be happening on any large scale for a few years yet for
>     exactly what you just said, but when it does, it will completely
>     change a lot of things.
>
>     Think of everything having their own public IP address... your mobile
>     phone, your computers at home, your car, your toaster(?!)
>
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>
> Actually, my toaster and oven have an IP address...
>
> -- 
> Kris Douglas
>       Softdel Limited Hosting Services
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ipv4 I assume?



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