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IPv6 links (2010-10-17)

IPv6 is becoming a mainstream topic ... here are a few interesting articles from the last weeks:

There is no Plan B: why the IPv4-to-IPv6 transition will be ugly – explains why we are forced to go to IPv6, whether we like it or not.

Akamai: Why our IPv6 upgrade is harder than Google's – this is what happens when you’re caught asleep at the wheel. All you can do is yammer how your service is more complex than that of your competitors ... if I would be a customer, I would be worried and starting to look elsewhere.

Untunneling IPv6 – looks like we’re finally getting rid of IPv6 tunnels. We’re down to 10% ... just a bit more and it will become safe to have A and AAAA records for the same web hosts.

It’s bad enough when people in blogosphere claim IPv6 is safer than IPv4 and that it will enable better DRM because hosts are not hidden behind NAT. When the US federal government gets on the same bandwagon, it’s worrying.

On a more positive note, when you get past the myths and accept that IPv6 is not more secure than IPv4, there’s a great NIST publication to help you get started.

Last but definitely not least, for all those that think SHIM, HIP, ILNP, LISP ... will save the Internet, Job Snijders has published a great get-back-to-earth reality-checklist.

Oh, and I simply have to mention that the next session of my Building IPv6 Service Provider Core webinar is in mid-December.

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