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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

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Before 2020
  5358 votes / 30%
  3581 votes / 20%
  998 votes / 5%
  359 votes / 2%
108 votes / 0%
2040 or later
  710 votes / 4%
  2063 votes / 11%
When we build a new internet
  4406 votes / 25%
17583 total votes.
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

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  • IPv6 Addresses (Score:5, Interesting)

    by bchat (267083) on Wednesday June 11, 2014 @01:55PM (#47214479) Homepage
    IPv6 addresses are so long that you can't remember them long enough to read the address from one machine and type it into another. I understand it requires a long number to have a large enough address space. But, it seems unworkable from a human perspective. No I haven't thought of a better solution. I'm just saying that this is a significant usability problem and a barrier to adoption.
  • Re:IPv6 Addresses (Score:5, Interesting)

    by KingOfBLASH (620432) on Wednesday June 11, 2014 @02:19PM (#47214839) Journal

    Just use a different base.

    For instance, 5000 is the following:
    in base 2, 1001110001000
    in base 8, 11610
    in base 10, 5000
    in base 16, 1388
    in base 32, 4 {28} 8
    in base 62, 1 {18} 40
    in base 100, 50 {0}

    You might say "Oh but who is going to remember so many characters?" Well, uppercase letters + lowercase letters + numbers is 62 characters already. Plus you have several symbols on the keyboard.

    Of course, 16^24 (that's the size of the ipv6 space) is so big you'll never be able to crunch it down to 5 characters, but there's all kinds of things you can do to make it smaller and more readable

  • Recycle old ranges (Score:4, Interesting)

    by scsirob (246572) on Thursday June 12, 2014 @02:29AM (#47219959)

    In the early days companies were able to claim entire class B or class C address ranges without much penalty. Usually only a few of these addresses are reachable from the outside world. Some companies don't even exist anymore but the range just lingers on.

    A real world example is my former employer Exabyte. They used to produce tape streamers and libraries, the remnants are now part of Tandberg. They claimed the entire 161.81/16 address range in the early nineties. All but a few were reachable from the outside. Today there's still a few addresses active, but most of the range is lost.

    Go through the list of address range owners. If they expose less than half of their range to the outside world, recycle. DNS will cope with the changes.

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