[Gllug] IPv6 allocation options

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Tue Jan 18 09:25:39 UTC 2011

On 18 Jan 2011, Chris Bell told this:

>    There have been more recent reports that IPv4 is reaching full capacity,
> with available addresses running out within weeks. IPv6 has been in
> development for a long time, and available through a few ISPs for a while,
> but when is it likely to be made generally available to all users? What are
> the most important problems still to be fixed?

The biggest is probably that no consumer-level ADSL routers support IPv6
natively: you have to set up a tunnel, which is both inefficient and
highly unlikely to fly for common-or-garden users. Router manufacturers
are finally actually considering maybe making IPv6 work, but are still
arguing about how to get the IP address and so on onto the router (some
are talking about DHCPv6, others are saying that's a disgusting hack...)
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