[arin-ppml] Use of "reserved" address space.

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Mon Jun 28 07:20:53 EDT 2010

> You misunderstand what Teredo and 6to4 gateways do in the above
> description.


> They merely provide tunnels (automatically) to connect IPv6 islands
> across IPv4 infrastructure.

IPv6 island A - IPv6 servers inside content provider's data center.

IPv6 island B - laptop of end user whose ISP has not yet dual-stacked.

If the content provider has a 6to4 gateway in their data centre, then
island B can connect to island A.

> NAT-PT connects IPv4 clients to IPv6 services or vice-versa.
> The other two do not.

Just a different flavor. There are no IPv6 transition magic bullets, 
just a bunch of pieces that all solve one part of the puzzle.

> However, what is needed today, as was many years ago is to get as
> much content and services as possible to add IPv6 capabilities to
> infrastructure and make their content and services available on both
> protocols. 

Those are two different things. Adding IPv6 to their infrastructure is
a much bigger task than making their services available on IPv6. For one
thing, there is the issue of data center middlebox feature parity on
like load balancers and firewalls. You need to solve that in order to 
upgrade the infrastructure, but there are workarounds if your goal is
to get services available on v6.

--Michael Dillon

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