So much discussion on the merits of IPv6 over on twitter. Do we get the same here? Are people anti-IPv6 in the fediverse?
@onepict Last poll got 11 people. Not sure. I could try one. My viewpoint is as coding and design of routers that do IPv6, and running a UK ISP that has done IPv6 for 20 years now.
@onepict Actually tempting. You probably know I make routers so interesting in how that can work in core networks.
Plus routers like juniper have the functionality, but it's often compiled out. It's why Brett describes multicast rollout as a bit of a chicken and egg problem. There's a bit of a blind spot where people mainly think about multicast for purely streaming but people like @OlivierAuber were experimenting with various applications of IPv4 multicast.
@revk I don’t know what the actual objections to IPv6 are, so maybe this is unfair, but I think a whole lot of very smart people threw stones at the proposal years ago and nobody really had any better ideas. And I don’t see how anything has changed since.
IMO, we made a mistake with introducing CIDR and CGNAT, because they extended the life of IPv4. It would have been an easier transition 25 years ago.
But like planting a tree, the best time is always decades ago. 2nd best is now.
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