You might imagine it, but that doesn't make it so. They are two
IPv6 does not do ARP. It does not have NAT. It doesn't need them. But it
does support router advertisements (RA) and automatic assignment of a
unique IPv6 address based on the advertised prefix from the router and
the construction of the host portion using the MAC of the device.
IPv6 works the way the internet was supposed to... each and every unique
device has a unique address. Every address is global.
You firewall with filtering only.
It's not a panacea, but it's better (IMO) than dealing with overlapping
private addresses. You people... you know who you are, that all used
10.1.1.0/24 are killing me... <lol>
Go ahead and try to get to ipv6.google.com without a tunnel.
You can get a tunnel from a tunnel broker and then place a router inside
your firewall, open the tunnel through the firewall and then let the
inside router select the path for IPv4 or IPv6. I have had these running
from my office and a customer's office for more than a year now.
I have seen Verizon deploy ipv6 on their Wireless Broadband in certain
IPv4 assignable /8 address blocks from the registries are gone. It's now
a scavenger hunt.
While we are on the subject, I don't mean for this to be an
advertisement, but Hurricane Electric has an on-line educational
"certification" course for IPv6. IF you REALLY want to know about it,
take the course. It's self guided and forces you to research the answers
as well as actually establish all the parts necessary to
participate with the IPv6 world.
And as for the 6bone... that terminated on 6/6/6. It's all live now
On 04/19/2011 04:48 PM, David Gibbs wrote:
Ken Sims wrote:
One of the things I've wondered about ... If a PC on an internal IPv4
network wants to reach an internet host, and that internet host only
has an IPv6 address, can that IPv6 IP address be put in the IPv4
packets for addressing purposes?
Assuming there's a router between the PC and the internet, I would imagine so.