[TriLUG] Adding to the list of topics: IPv6
mike at enoch.org
Wed Jan 21 12:13:41 EST 2004
Jon Carnes [jonc at nc.rr.com] wrote:
> Full scale implementations of IPv6 are expected to to blossom in 2005.
> It will start in places like China (already working on several large
> scale roll-outs of internet access via IPv6), and it will move around
> the world.
I'm not convinced. China has their national firewall. They can use
whatever addresses behind that thing that they want, and still speak
ipv4 to the world.
> Currently most of us connect to the internet using IPv4, which has a
> built-in limitation on the number of IP addresses available: ~ 4.3
> billion, that's not a lot when you consider that there are in excess of
> 6 billion computing devices in the world today.
So? There are not ~ 4.3 billion 'servers'. Never will be. From my
workstation, I don't need to have a direct conversation with your
> IPv6 offers a virtually infinite number of Internet addresses: ~
> 340000000000000000000000000000000000000 usable ip addresses. It also
> offers better security, easier multicasting, and simplified routing
> (organizations no longer need to use NAT).
Why -not- use NAT? NAT is a good thing. See above.
Also, NAT hides a lot of information. This is a good thing.
> If this is going to take the world by storm over the next year or three,
> we should definitely be in the know about it.
Bah. Three years for a start, maybe. I'm having a hard time seeing the
need for ipv6 anytime soon.
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YOUR LASER CANNONS!" -- Brak
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