[Klug-general] ipv6?

J D Freeman klug at quixotic.org.uk
Thu Dec 10 16:52:25 UTC 2009

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On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 02:35:12PM +0000, james morris wrote:
> Thanks both, straight to the point, those kernel modules can go straight
> out the window then.

Stop. Step back abit first.

Currently we have this situation:

"Do I need IPv6?"

"No, noone uses it"

"Why does noone use it?"

"cos noone else uses it"

"So if people started using it, there would be a need for it?"


IPv6 offers alot more than just a bigger address range. Quality of
Service, and some of the security features spring to mind. Alot of what we
have in IPv4 is actually cludged together at a later date, VPN's, NAT,

The downside of this is that initially v6 is pain to configure, and
requires some kit being replaced etc... However, once you to get it
working, it just works! If your belkin dsl router thingy was able to give
out automatic v6 addresses, then most people could use it, and not need to
see the complexity that goes into it. What would be really useful is if
everyone wrote a letter to their ISP asking for native v6, if enough of us
write to them, perhaps then they will implement it to stop us bugging

In the mean time, those of us working with it nearer the core can continue
to sacrafice chickens whilst burning black candles in the hope of getting
it to work...

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