[nycbug-talk] (I hate IPv6!) - Thread Fork

Miles Nordin carton at Ivy.NET
Sat Mar 24 13:06:22 EDT 2007

>>>>> "cb" == Chris Buechler <nycbug at chrisbuechler.com> writes:

    cb> Speaking from the perspective of the organizations whose
    cb> networks I run, it won't happen in the foreseeable future
    cb> because there's no business reason to do so.

There is huge benefit if you have B2B links over which you want to
expose machines not on the Internet, especially if you want to make a
lot of them.  Without v6, you'll have colliding address spaces and
have to do double-NAT.  This type of NAT could be a complicated pain
in the ass for the often very poorly-written internal custom software
that's used over these links.  It's just a question of
slow-to-understand businesses realizing this fact about their software

It could also be, for VoIP, that infrastructure gets cheaper if the
phones can have their own IP's, because you can simply route&switch
the traffic of thousands of phones instead of having it pass through a
CPU somewhere.  I doubt that will happen soon, though---so far the
phones' software is so insecure you'd be insane to expose it directly
to other potentially hostile phones on the Internet.  Even passing
through the encoded audio stream without re-encoding is scary to me
and might let a malicious caller take over your VoIP set.  I expect
codec bugs will come out soon if they haven't already.
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