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Fatal Flaw

By sam ·
The fatal flaw in the whole ipv4 to ipv6 transition is that BOTH networks need to be up and running for it to work. So in other words, until the world is 100% ipv6 capable, then ipv4 (and all it's associated problems) is still required. You can't just jump to ipv6 and leave the ipv4 behind. I really don't know what they were thinking when they touted it as a solution to the address space problem. It may be a better protocol but a solution it is not.

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by TobiF In reply to Fatal Flaw

In order for my computer to access the internet, BOTH my home network (with its router) AND internet (well, the modem and everything upstreams from it) need to work.

But that's just the way things are, not a fatal flaw.

The whole idea about a transition is about how you can create "islands" of IPv6 that connect with each other over channels through IPv4. Nothing strange.

(Or, another comparison: In order to fly from UK to US, you'll need both countries to be present in the world, AND you need an airplane. If any of these parts are missing, you can't do it! )

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