[nycbug-talk] For and Against IPv6

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 14:43:03 EDT 2007

On 10/12/07, csnyder <chsnyder at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know lick about what is required for ipv6 on the backbone. But
> at the consumer level, I see plenty of organizations that need secure
> interfaces to their websites. They would see immediate benefit from
> the allegedly promised easy availability of IP addresses.
> I see people concerned about air and water quality in New York City
> who would benefit from being able to deploy hundreds of thousands of
> addressable sensors around the city.
> I see schools, hospitals, and other internal distributors of large
> amounts of information who would benefit from multicasting.
> All of these things can be done using the existing network. It is my
> impression that all of them would be much easier on an upgraded
> network. Maybe that's misguided, but even if those things are
> _incrementally_ easier it will have a tremendous impact on millions of
> people.
> I don't really care if there's a commercial case or not. There are
> plenty of non-commercial use-cases for IPv6, and that makes me think
> that we have a mandate to figure out how to make it happen.

And this makes the hosting and network transport companies money how?
And that is
Alex's main point how does it help me pay my rent as a business?  If
it does not then, generally speaking, I should not do it.  What drives
ipv6 adoption is pure need, china has less IPs allocated to it then
stanford univ, if I remember correctly.  So china needs ipv6 because
even with heavy use of nating there is not enough ip to go around.
And this is just not the case in the US so why do it.  Come up with a
way for Alex to show a profit doing ipv6 and he will do it out of pure
self interest and so will others.


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