[Klug-general] ipv6?

James Blake jimmyblake at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 14:51:19 UTC 2009

As has been said by other IPv6 isn't widely adopted in the consumer world as yet, it is in use mainly within academia, large enterprises and Internet backbone providers.  

Even when it makes it into the consumer space much of the legacy equipment won't have v6 capable IP stacks so there is provision to tunnel v4 within v6 packets.


On 10 Dec 2009, at 14:41, dan attwood wrote:

> On 10/12/2009 14:35, james morris wrote:
>> On 10/12/2009, "Colin McCarthy"<binarysignal at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> 2009/12/10 Fish<goldfish654 at gmail.com>:
>>>> 2009/12/10 james morris<james at jwm-art.net>:
>>>>> what advantages will I get from ipv6 and for a fairly networking-ignorant
>>>>> user as myself, is it worth it?
>>>> None.  I can think of no services which are restricted to IPv6 that
>>>> you can't get to with IPv4.  Short of some shady file sharing sites.
>>>> Also if you're going to tunnel (through HE or something like that) it
>>>> won't even be fast.  So double pointless.
>>>> Once we start getting native IPv6 to our homes (and businesses) then
>>>> it will start becoming useful.
>>> I was always lead to believe that IPv6 would only ever be adopted by
>>> telecoms providers and internet backbone people.  Us regular home and
>>> business users would not need it. Managing IPv6 is harder than IPv4 as
>>> its not easily configurable by end users.
>>> Just my expired CCNA opinion :-)
>>> Colin
>> Thanks both, straight to the point, those kernel modules can go straight
>> out the window then.
>> James.
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> no wait your both wrong james needs ipv6 in order to deal with his 
> heaviliy internet connected lifestyle. How else will he be able to 
> conect his phone, laptop, desktop, nettop, netpad, washing machine, 
> oven, coffee pot, fish tank, lint trap, bog(both upstairs and 
> downstairs), car, bike, trousers, shoes the internet without individual 
> IP address's that are impossible to read?
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