So that you don't have to worry about supporting 2 different IP versions?
Why would you want to worry about making sure that you have some
translator running properly? Why not just implement a full IPv6 network
and forget about it? I know this isn't possible right now since only
about 30% of the top 1 million websites are reachable over IPv6, but this
is changing rapidly.

See this.... http://mnlab-ipv6.seas.upenn.edu/monitor/index.html

I expect this to jump considerably by the end of the year as ISP's and
hosting companies get their IPv6 address blocks.

Windows has had IPv6 support since about XP service pack 2. Not great
support before that. Its not like this hasn't been talked about for the
past 10 years... So from the user's side of things there shouldn't be a
problem, its mostly an infrastructure issue at this point.

The problem is that not all ISPs even support IPv6 right now. There are
still lots that haven't even gotten assigned any IPv6 address space. So
even if you do support it you need your ISP to support it as well. Now
this is rapidly changing, but its still a work in progress.


Thanks
Bryce Martin
Programmer/Analyst I
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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.

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