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

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri Mar 27 18:02:01 EDT 2009

Nothing is stopping the C&W, Roadrunner, and Rogers of the
world from taking the dd-wrt stuff, which is under GPL, and
using it.  Those large orgs get the manufacturers of their
cable modems to custom-build them for them anyway - that's
why those modems have those companies names sikscreened on
them after all - and they get the firmware custom-modified
to display their logos and setup their network presets.

And if they don't want to do that, the dd-wrt people have a
company that's primary means of
income is custom-modifying the firmware for OEM's like
C&W, Roadrunner, Rogers, etc.

The fact of the matter is that for those large orgs it is
cheaper for them to just buy new gear and push it out to
their userbase.  The replaced gear ends up flooding the
junk stores.  Our prmary supply of DSL modems that we send
out as freebies to new subscribers is a local computer
recycler, we get them from them for $5 a modem and over 90%
work fine.


> -----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 2:41 PM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] How hard is it to transition to IPv6?
> --On March 27, 2009 1:32:49 PM -0700 Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at ipinc.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Ted
> Unsupported third party firmware is not an option.  We're 
> talking about places like C&W, RoadRunner, Rogers, Etc.  Not 
> you and me.
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