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RMerlin

join:2009-10-09
Montreal, QC

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reply to Guspaz

Re: World IPv6 Day

For starter, all the hordes of Torrent downloaders would notice if they were NATted by their ISP. Some online gamers hosting a gaming server would also be pretty annoyed. And who knows what would happen with SIP if your ISP's NAT were broken or sub-par...

IPv6 isn't nearly as bad as it might initially seem. After spending some time getting familiar with it using a Hurricane Electrics tunnel, I am familiar enough with it to actually appreciate what it brings, such as static IP for anyone without having to pay between $5 and $20 to your ISP. Yes, IPs are longer. But DNS and host files have been around forever - just make good use of them.

And, unlike IPv4, security isn't just an afterthought patched on top of it. There is also the matter of higher efficiency. IPv6 brings in better routing management, less wasted space in packet headers, etc...


34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON

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said by RMerlin:

For starter, all the hordes of Torrent downloaders would notice if they were NATted by their ISP. Some online gamers hosting a gaming server would also be pretty annoyed. And who knows what would happen with SIP if your ISP's NAT were broken or sub-par...

AT&T will be rolling out CGN soon. Others will be as well. It's the use of CGN and multi-layer NAT and such that'll encourage the use of v6 as it'll become the road that actually works and isn't broken by all the NAT. But ultimately you'd want v6 for Torrents, VoIP, gaming and various other apps anyway.