[RndTbl] IPv6

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Thu May 12 11:37:33 CDT 2011

As an example of how things can be more complicated than might seem at 
first, consider setting up an e-mail server with the usual raft of 
anti-spam measures...


Oh yeah, we tend to look up those client addresses a fair bit to 
determine the client's reputation...  When will all that work well under 

In any case, I'm hoping to spend part of my summer at work reading up on 
IPv6, and starting a few LAN-based experiments.  No word yet on when the 
UofM will have its router infrastructure IPv6-ready, though.

Maybe Adam and I can compare notes in the fall, and see if either of us 
is ready to present something on the topic.


On 2011-05-11 20:02, 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.
> Think about how many non-IPv6-capable devices there are out there: virtually every single home router, printer, modem, camera, etc.
> Now as soon as a flag day is declared, the self-entitled of the world will rise up and say to their government, "who's going to pay for my new equipment?"  Never mind that we've all known this day would come for over 10 years...
> On the other hand, I might turn out to be the first who actually has to manage a dual-stack network... and be willing to talk about it, anyway.  Assuming I'm not on powerful drugs as a result of doing so!  Holy **** does it get complicated!
> -Adam
> Trevor Cordes<trevor at tecnopolis.ca>  wrote:
>> On 2011-05-11 Sean Cody wrote:
>>> Anyone have an interest or are is implementing ipv6 anywhere?
>>> An intro to ipv6 would be a great presentation topic so if you can
>>> share your experience, please do!
>> Seconded.  But don't look at me.
>> Does anyone know when home ISP's like Shaw will start to offer IPv6 to
>> home users?  I don't think v6 will go anywhere until the ISP's with
>> their massive IP pools start switching end users to it.  Correct?
>> All of this 6-to-4 stuff seems stupid and overly complex.  I would like
>> to just see a day picked where 4 is shutoff and only 6 can be used.
>> We'll all be !@$#%ing our pants for a few days/weeks but then it'll be
>> done.

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