[RndTbl] IPv6

Mike pfaiffer high.res.mike at gmail.com
Thu May 12 11:13:18 CDT 2011

On 11-05-11 11:18 PM, Robert Dyck wrote:
> --- Mike pfaiffer wrote:
>> I think I saw somewhere where my D-Link 655 supported it.
> Here is the manufacturer's sales page for your router. It has an "IPv6
> Ready" sticker on the product picture.
> http://www.dlink.ca/products/?pid=530

	Thought so.

> As long as your home networking router can handle IPv6 to IPv4 NAT, then you
> won't have to buy anything else.

	I was thinking of making all the devices connected to the router IPv6 
to make things simple. Since I don't want to have the wireless router 
connected to the internet (Shaw gets their underwear in a knot over open 
routers) it is easy to have all one or the other. From past discussions 
it seems the NAT part is a little tricky and not all routers handle it 

> --- Adam Thompson wrote:
>> Unfortunately, no-one is willing to be the bad guy in that
>> story... Not even a *country* can really pull it off.
> If you want government to get involved, it would have to force all router
> manufacturers to support IPv6 to IPv4 NAT, and provide firmware updates for
> all their products that don't currently do so. They would have to be forced
> to provide firmware updates for discontinued products as well; how far back?

	I don't think IPv4 is going away any time soon. At least not in the 
home. The software and documentation are available and well tested. If 
the ISPs make the switch then places like the lab will also have to make 
the switch. Businesses with internal LANs will have to choose. Are there 
ranges of IPs assigned to private LANs as there are in IPv4? If so then 
depending on the size of the business the transition and testing could 
be either very simple or very complex.

	Then there are the applications... I'll leave that conversation for 
those with more experience.

> Rob Dyck

	See you at the lab tomorrow...


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