[nycbug-talk] IPv6 Followup

Miles Nordin carton at Ivy.NET
Mon Nov 12 21:01:12 EST 2007

>>>>> "ap" == Alex Pilosov <alex at pilosoft.com> writes:

    ap> why wouldn't they?

    ap> there's no fundamental difference between v4 and v6.

Because there is no NAT, all end devices need to notice when the
prefix changes.  This includes things like inkjet printers, voip
phones, and wireless speakers.  Their stacks will all have to be
tested to do the autoconfig/deprecation thing ``well enough.''  An
in-house nameservice will be necessary, while right now for some
things like printers you can type in their rfc1918 IP's by hand.
There may still be glitches if all the devices don't reconfigure at
the same time, and confusion in nameservice because devices have more
than one address.  A dynamic v6 prefix is messier than the status quo.

That doesn't make me believe they won't do it, either, but it will 
cause new problems.
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