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Anyone tinkering with IPv6

By jfuller05 ·
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Has anyone been preparing your enterprise, small business, etc. for IPv6? I listened to a packet pushers podcast yesterday on the subject and learned that the U.S. is basically just sweeping the issue under the rug, trying to put it off for a few more years. I was curious if anyone here is already using IPv6 or preparing for it. We aren't where I'm at, but I work for local government and we're a pretty small operation so we'll probably not move until told to by our superiors. :)

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I have, sort of.

by .Martin. In reply to Anyone tinkering with IPv ...

I have set up IPv6 on my home network, but My ISP currently doesn't support IPv6, so it was a bit of a waste of time (I knew that though when setting it up). but I suppose when (or should I say, if) they support IPv6, I'm ready.

as for my workplace... we still use Windows 2000. what more do I have to say?

My reasoning for ISP's slow uptake to IPv6 is the requirement (in most cases) of replacing equipment to new gear that actually supports IPv6, and that costs lots of money. need I say more?

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Totally understand.

by jfuller05 In reply to I have, sort of.

I've heard of some companies buying the gear for IPv6 simply for the purpose of being able to buy new gear and the new gear that supports IPv6 just lets all IPv6 packets through! I think there are some security issues in basically the IPv6 gear just met a checkbox: "IPv6 capable? Check!" It seems that's all the manufacturers cared about.

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Not that I'm aware of.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Anyone tinkering with IPv ...

I haven't heard anything from our WAN guys concerning it. They may be piloting it somewhere, but nothing has trickled down to my LAN level yet.

I'm not surprised to hear the US is behind the curve. I don't know that we're trying to sweep it under the rug, or hide under a blanket from it either. I think it's just good ol' fashioned procrastination, the American tendency to not take action until our backs are against the wall and the clock is at 23:59:50 and counting.

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by NickNielsen In reply to Anyone tinkering with IPv ...

Some of my customers may be looking at it, but there are no implementations in my area yet, and I haven't heard anything through the grapevine. So far, IPv4 NAT and VLANS are more than sufficient. In fact, only one of my customers allocates more than one block of 255 addresses per store, and that's only because it was easier to run two 24-bit subnets on their old switches than it was to configure multiple VLANs.

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