Network World has recently published another “breaking news” article: Comcast has connected its first corporate customer to its dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 service. Let me try to put the news in perspective:
- We (NIL Data Communications) were able to find two ISPs with production-grade dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 service in Slovenia (a country with 2 million people, which puts us somewhere between Manhattan and Queens).
- We’ve got PI address space from RIPE a year ago.
- We’ve been multihomed (via BGP) to both service providers for months.
So, what is Network World trying to tell us?
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Disclaimer: I am not trying to bash Comcast in any way. I know they’ve been among the first to realize IPv6 potential and have invested heavily in IPv6 infrastructure and technologies (DS-Lite efforts were started by Comcast).