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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

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Before 2020
  5357 votes / 30%
2020-2024
  3581 votes / 20%
2025-2029
  998 votes / 5%
2030-2034
  359 votes / 2%
2035-2039
108 votes / 0%
2040 or later
  709 votes / 4%
Never
  2062 votes / 11%
When we build a new internet
  4403 votes / 25%
17577 total votes.
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

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  • Re:IPv6 Addresses (Score:2, Insightful)

    by mlts (1038732) on Wednesday June 11, 2014 @03:47PM (#47215961)

    This might be another good reason to learn kanji or traditional Chinese as a character set. This definitely would get the amount of characters needed per slot down by quite a number.

  • Re:Fuck IPv6 (Score:5, Insightful)

    by praxis (19962) on Wednesday June 11, 2014 @04:31PM (#47216531)

    I have 1 public facing ip and my whole house behind it. Why would i want 20 devices with their asses hanging out on the web?

    And that's all I ask. One IP, not zero. The poster I was replying to said "residential customers don't need public IPs", which I has issue with.

  • Re:Fuck IPv6 (Score:5, Insightful)

    by compro01 (777531) on Wednesday June 11, 2014 @06:10PM (#47217401)

    I have 1 public facing ip and my whole house behind it.

    You seem to be suffering from the delusion that there are enough IPv4 addresses to do even that for everyone. There aren't.

  • Re:Fuck IPv6 (Score:5, Insightful)

    by compro01 (777531) on Thursday June 12, 2014 @01:16AM (#47219751)

    Out of curiosity, why haven't we just done that with an additional 1 number prefix for continent routing rather than this IPv6 shit anyway?

    Because that would break backwards compatibility as thoroughly as IPv6 does without providing anywhere near as much futureproofing.

  • Re:Fuck IPv6 (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 12, 2014 @04:41AM (#47220295)

    I'm not sure what level of misunderstanding causes a person to believe that a NAT firewall is more secure than a simpler forwarding firewall.

  • Re:Fuck IPv6 (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 12, 2014 @12:12PM (#47222763)

    The 4 octets wrap up nicely into a 32-bit integer. In essence, your 0.0.0.0 address is just some number between 0 and 2^32-1. Perhaps your real address is 120936438. But you don't know or remember that, do you? IPv6 is only different in that the number you get is somewhere between 0 and 2^128-1. The problem with arguing readability of IPv6 is that it isn't intended to be readable by humans. You're not supposed to remember the number, nor are you really supposed to change it(there's no need to, your IP address will almost be more unique than any atom on Earth itself).

    If you absolutely *must* keep track of a number, you'll just have to write it down. It's a pain, but transcribing a 32-character hexadecimal number isn't the end of the world.

The Universe is populated by stable things. -- Richard Dawkins

 



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