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[arin-ppml] NAT444 rumors (was Re: Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...)
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 2:24 AM, Zed Usser <zzuser at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Basic Internet services will work (web browsing, email, Facebook, Youtube,...), but:
> - Less torrenting
> - Less Netflix watching
> - Less FTP downloads
> - Less video streaming in general (webcams, etc.)
> You might take a hit on online gaming, but what else is there not to love? :)
> Your sales department / helpdesk might have a bit of hassle of trying to undestand / explain this new Intertubes to the suck^H^H^H^Hcustomers, but most of them won't care either way.
Until some competitor who's not using NAT444 comes along and
advertises that those functions work properly, maybe.
Only for very liberal definitions of the phrase "won't care either way"
Tolerate != won't care
Most of them != People who won't eventually tell their friends or
tweet about their frustrations
For those who are connecting to watch Netflix, it is only marginally
less annoying for the user than
removing the "always on" feature of DSL, requiring customers to
manually click an icon to dial in,
and get a busy tone played / "All dialin 'lines are busy'" / "Please
use IPv6 while you wait,
wait 10 minutes and try dialing in again", if there are no global
IPv4 IPs available at the moment
they are trying to connect.
Some might even strongly prefer that (time limited access and pay
per connected hour)
for periods of access to proper unique IPs over NAT444 brokenness;
possibly with a customer choice between NAT444 and "time metered
dynamic unique IP" and reasonably
automatic simple means of switching between IP types on demand.