On 25/06/2014 22:57, Ben wrote:
I'd rather uptake of IPv6 was controlled and
myself. If you take a look around the current IPv6 Network
most people haven't even configured reverse DNS.
No, and that will probably continue. Relying on reverse DNS for
much of anything is a bad idea anyway, and hopefully it will
fade away as IPv6 makes it less and less useful.
usage cases where IPv6 is beneficial is in situations like
Skype, where clients on shared networks want to create direct
connections to each other.
Er, no, the main use case is where a provider has actually run
out of IPv4 addresses, and this is starting to happen in some
places. And the other main value of course is for applications
that are severely damaged by NAT, which is still as real a
problem as it has been for 20 years, although people have got
used to it.
Any Skype still doesn't support
IPv6 AFAIK. The benefits of web servers, and email servers
having concurrent IPv6 and IPv4 is mostly as a kind of
Huh? Given the recent growth in IPv6 acccesses reported by
Google and Facebook, I think we are a long way past the proof of
concept phase or geeks-only usage. You're right about Skype
though. BitTorrent has cracked the dual stack p2p problem but