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Big day for IPv6 - 1% native penetration



On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:51:50PM -0500, Jay scribbled:
# On 11/20/2012 1:24 PM, Blair Trosper wrote:
# >However, I still scratch my head on why most major US ISPs *have* robust
# >IPv6 peering and infrastructure and are ready to go, but they have not
# >turned it on for their fiber/cable/DSL customers for reasons that are not
# >clear to me.
# >
# >I keep pestering my home ISP about turning it on (since their network is
# >now 100% DOCSIS 3), but they just seem to think I'm making up words.  One
# >can hope, though.
# 
# This has partially been a vendor issue, at least for cable
# providers. Two of the major CMTS vendors (one starts with C, the
# other A) have had IPv6 related bugs in fairly recent code releases.
# Both of the MSOs I've worked for have had to delay IPv6 deployment
# while those vendors get their waterfowl properly aligned.  I know
# we're still waiting for one vendor to get it straightened out.

I know it to be a vendor issue for GPON FTTH gear, as well.  At least with
one major vendor (begins with a C also).  They're definitely lagging.
We have an IPv6 deployment in the core natively, as well built as our IPv4
infrastructure, and yet nothing on the access side.  Any quarter now, I'm
still hearing.  Until then, we wait, and the pool of IPv4 dwindles.

-- Jonathan Towne