I'm not wishing to get access to ipv6 content at this stage (but will of
course eventually want to do this).
I'm wanting to start using ipv6 internally. Once we are using it, I'll
probably start some of our clients using it later this year. Once
enough people are using it hopefully some ISP will start offering native
ipv6 connections, because they will have a business case to do so.
Hence, the desire to use NAT-PT, otherwise I'll be stuck running dual
From: Joe Abley [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, 26 February 2005 4:57 p.m.
To: Philip D'Ath
Cc: nznog; Cameron Kerr
Subject: Re: [nznog] IPv6, NAT-PT
On 25 Feb 2005, at 20:39, Philip D'Ath wrote:
I'm talking about using NAT-PT to allow a native
ipv6 network to talk
to an ipv4 network. Without some kind of protocol translation (aka
ipv6 can't talk to ipv4. The reason this has to be done is because
you can't buy an ipv6 connection to an ISP in NZ yet.
Most people running v6 are only using their v6 access to reach content
served over v6. Most of the mechanisms suggested to allow a v6-only host
to access v4 content remain undeployed.
If you want to reach v6 content, the easiest thing to do is find an ISP
who can give you v6 transit. In the absense of local carriers with
dual-stack edge routers (i.e. in the case of most of the planet) the way
you do this is terminate a tunnel somewhere.