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[ga] After IPv4, How Will the Internet Function?

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  • Subject: [ga] After IPv4, How Will the Internet Function?
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:50:12 -0600 (GMT-06:00)


  Not allot actually new here for those in the know, but at least the 
truth is finnaly being put out in a much more public manner, all
be it a bit late in the game.

36 countries in the world have over 100% per-capita usage of mobile 
phones, and this is driving a real crunch on IPv4 addresses as more 
and more of these devices are data-capable. The mobile network 
operators are 
 acting fast to deploy IPv6, and T-Mobile
USA has had an 
 IPv6-only trial going on for 
over 9 months now using 
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-stateful-12 NAT64 to 
bridge to IPv4 Internet content. It is interesting to note that the original 
plan for IPv6 transition, 
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/42436 dual-stack, has failed
since IPv4 addresses are effectively already exhausted for many people
who want them. Dual-stack also causes many other issues and has forced
the IETF to generate workarounds for end users called  
happy eyeballs (implying that eyeballs are not happy with dual-stack), 
and a big stink around 
 DNS white-listing. How will you ensure that your network, users, and services 
continue to work in the address-fractured world of the future where some users 
have only IPv4 http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/102710-att-ipv6.html (AT&T 
), some users have only IPv6 (mobile and machine-to-machine as well as 
countries), and other Internet nodes have both?"

Jeffrey A. Williams
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