I used to give seminars on TCP/IP many moons ago, when it was still
new on the AS/400. This is like 12-15 years ago. I was telling people
then that they should plan for IPV6. Glad people didn't throw out
their networks then. :)

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Mike Wills <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Here is what I am hearing from the "experts" (that are on TWiT anyway). IP
V4 is a problem. However, as addresses become limited companies will find
ways around the problem. Maybe residential ISPs will switch to NAT routing
and only allocate an external IPs by request (and payments). Mobile devices
could sit behind an IP V6 (or 4) NAT router and work just fine on the WWW.
IP V4 is very difficult to eliminate; it is used in the third-world counties
were they can't afford the upgrades needed. Even if we get US government
mandate here, there are problems all around with infrastructure and outside
of our jurisdiction. It isn't as easy as plugging in a new router or new
firmware patch.

After hearing this, I have changed my position more towards, "I don't care".
If I need to worry about IP somewhere in programs, I'll probably code for IP
V6 just so I don't have problems in the future but I won't be switching
anything over any time soon.

--
Mike Wills
http://mikewills.me


On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM, David Gibbs <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Raul A. Jager W. wrote:
We are getting a new P7, and I will like to set it up to use IPv6
mainly, and IPv4 for compatiblity.

I'm curious ... is IPV6 really important for internal corporate networks?

I ask this for two reasons ... 1) One of the requests we've had for
Implementer is to support IPV6 in our comms framework (luckily it's all
implemented using service programs so I won't have to rejigger all the
applications), and 2) I'm just darn curious.

I can understand it's theoretical need on the internet ... but once you've
bridged into a private network, does any organization have more machines
than the private A class block (10.x.x.x) can't handle?

Even on the public internet ... where are all the IP's going?  I keep
hearing reference to the proliferation of mobile phones and network
appliances causing the IPV4 address space drain ... but my iPhone (AT&T) has
a 10.x.x.x address assigned to it.  My Tivo, iPad, VoIP, etc, all have
private addresses hidden behind my router (of course It's always been my
opinion that everyone should have a router, even if they only have a single
computer).

david

--
IBM i on Power Systems - For when you can't afford to be out of business

--
This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list
To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l
or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.


--
This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list
To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l
or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.



This thread ...

Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2019 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].