[arin-ppml] How hard is it to transition to IPv6?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri Mar 27 16:32:49 EDT 2009

check out the dd-wrt firmware, it can be loaded on many of the small
consumer devices and it's rock solid.  IPv6 support was in the prior
release of it, was broken in the current release, and is fixed in
the beta releases.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Michael Loftis
> Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 9:32 AM
> To: Leo Bicknell; arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] How hard is it to transition to IPv6?
> --On March 27, 2009 11:25:56 AM -0500 Leo Bicknell 
> <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:
> >
> > http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/032509-google-ipv6-easy.html
> >
> > At the IETF meeting there was a panel discussion on transitioing to 
> > IPv6, at which Google gave their perspective.  I know a lot 
> of folks 
> > have been looking for some more concrete information on how 
> hard the 
> > transition will be, and here's one companies's take on it.
> >
> > I would like to applaud Google for both being out front and talking 
> > about their experiences.
> For some it's still impossible.  Eg any cable operator, why?  
> Consumer devices still don't have v6.  Even many "business" 
> class devices do not. 
> In my own experience I've run across Watchguard Firebox X 
> Edge series, all lower end juniper ssg/netscreen devices -- 
> though i'm told you can enable it from the CLI but it's 
> unsupported, Juniper's M7i ASM as of 8.5R4.2 while it'll let 
> you setup stateful firewalling stuff for v6 connections, it 
> just doesn't work at all.  I've not tried any other 
> ASM/Services w/ v6 though. 
> And I'm sure the list goes on.
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