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

Stephen Drake stevepdrake at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 30 22:52:21 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 15:36 -0700, Kris Douglas wrote:
> On 30/10/2007, Gaurav Patel <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...
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> Kris Douglas
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I hope they have firewalls. (bah dum, tish)

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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