It is true that Telkom doesn't support native IPv6 on their network however that is going to becoming irrelevant in the next few months. There is no reason that the ISPs can't provide IPv6 using things like 6rd right now. The biggest consumer provider of IPv6 in the world uses 6rd for their network.So our ISP's are sitting on blocks op IPv6 addresses. How many customers are actually using them? Most of the ADSL ISP's Ive spoken to say they cannot issue IPv6 addresses due to a Telkom infrastructure limitation.
Their excuse was that there weren't any phones or devices that supported IPv6. Many of the smart phones released this year do support IPv6 - so where are the networks now?And as far as I know none of the cellular providers issue IPv6 addresses either?
I'm shocked that you can make such a comment, because it shows rather a lack of knowledge about the last 10 years of development that has gone into the protocol. We haven't had any issues since the rollout, and everything went exactly as expected.Why should I ask for an IP6 address?
Instead of "shocked" the guy should be pleased that the network still works.
AgreedI wish people who are still in the dark or negative about IPv6 would take the time to do some solid reading and deep consideration on IPv6
so they can see the massive benefits it'll bring.
In a nutshell: it's going to bring the next level of Internet freedom. I can't wait for it to be wide spread.
While I can't provide you specific documents at this point in the SA context, because sadly, SA is lagging well behind in this area, I can relay some experience with you and make some general comments about IPv6. As I state, these comments are based on nothing more than my own experience and information gleaned from having been present at countless meetings around IPv6 around the world.Agreed
Please be so kind as to provide the appropriate links for this material -- specifically in the SA context
Thanks Andrew, nice write up. Being not professionally involved with networks, but playing with it as a hobby, I have always hated it that I need to do so many NAT setups for all my devices. I really hope that ISPs will hand out blocks to each customer instead of single addresses. Reading what you said, it seems as if it might be reality soon....snip...
maybe the few scholars around the world knew the earth was round, but there were definitely more flat earth believers back then than there are today, many more people without access to knowledge back then than today. superstition was at a high.