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NY Times on IPv4 depletion



On Feb 14, 2011 1:52 PM, "Mark Andrews" <marka at isc.org> wrote:
>
>
> In message <4D597216.1030400 at brightok.net>, Jack Bates writes:
> >
> >
> > On 2/14/2011 12:12 PM, Cameron Byrne wrote:
> > > Too bad the article pushes my mobile device to their mobile site
> > > mobile.nytimes.com and that references an ipv4 literal for the picture
to
> > > load .... so not only is nytimes not ipv6 it is also broken for ipv6
only
> > > users behind nat64 ....
> >
> > That's almost as bad as the hundreds of subdomains used in webpages
> > which sometimes hit broken load balancers (reporting nxdomain for AAAA).
>
> Very few do that anymore.  What they do however is return the wrong SOA
> record.
>
> > So you have to check each and every domain in the source to find which
> > ones are broken.
>
> Which one really shouldn't have to do.  Add DS-Lite support to the
> phone and have the carriers advertise that they support DS-Lite and
> the IPv4 literal problem goes away.
>
> This has been done in a phone already so it is possible to do.
>

Ds-lite has been dismissed by 3gpp. Nytimes needs to start using fqdns and
ideally ipv6.  Until then, it's their content that's being mangled. It is
not reasonable for network operators to engineer for amateur web programming
mistakes

Cb
> > Jack
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