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    Re: Is IPv6 Necessary? Wise?
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Saturday March 02 2002, @06:44AM (#5120)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    The harsh truth is that they're right. The problem is mostly political, with large class A holders hording the names and implementing nonsensical internal addressing schema.

    While many feel that NAT is the spawn of the devil, it has many advantages over ipv6.

    Just the cost of upgrading, and in most cases replacing equipment alone should dissuade against ipv6 adoption.
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    Re: Is IPv6 Necessary? Wise?
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Saturday March 02 2002, @10:25AM (#5123)
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    Who is Jim Fleming, and why is he spamming me with my own posts here?
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    Re: Is IPv6 Necessary? Wise?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday March 02 2002, @11:10AM (#5124)
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    I've long written IPv6 in tandem with the sarcastic real soon now for some of the reasons this paper covers. As for IPv6 bringing improved protection of privacy and security if I give my frig a unique identifier and leave it connected to the net 24/7 it wouldn't take long for some h4X0r to curdle my milk. IPv6 has come under attack for decreasing privacy. The IETF's response wasn't very reassuring. End-users would be no more likely to mess with default settings than they would be to change their default DNS.

    It is governments and IP folks who want IPv6, so of course ICANN wants it too. Luckily it faces the chicken and egg problem that almost no-one else wants or needs it. Short of some sort of global legislation requiring its use, IPv6 will reach a critical mass of deployment about the same time as IPv8. -g

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