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IPv6 for my websites

Is there a reason?

     
2:26 am on Jul 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've been experimenting with adding IPv6 addressibility to a spare domain and website, works fine, so the technology is straightforward enough.

But, given that a small number of users will still have trouble accessing a domain that has both A and AAAA addresses, is there a single good reason to add IPv6 to my live websites (since it still wouldn't free up an IPv4)?

It's the future of course, but I can't see any websites dropping their IPv4 address in the next decade. So, any reason why I should add IPv6 yet?
5:26 am on Jul 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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To be honest, there is no real reason to add IPv6 to your website yet, except from experimenting with it. Of all the domains in the Alexa 100 toplist, only some Google websites provide IPv6 connectivity.
9:02 am on Jul 27, 2010 (gmt 0)



IPv6 has not be widely used. Now almost people are use IPv4, IPv6 support flexible addressing mode, reduce the size of routing tables. In the world of IPv6, the virus Internet worm transmission will become very difficult. So use IPv6 is still pretty good.
8:35 pm on Jul 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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there is no real reason to add IPv6 to your website yet


Thanks lammert, that's the conclusion I had come to but was wondering if I was missing any benefit (when IPv6 is added to IPv4, not IPv6 alone).

I'll look at it again in 5-10 years though, may be different by then if a native IPv6 address has less lag than a gatewayed legacy IPv4.
2:10 am on Jul 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The IPv4 pool runs out in about one year. At least that is the estimation now ;) I have done some research [webmasterworld.com] on IPv6 a few months ago but haven't finished it yet because none of my hosting companies has been able until now to provide me a native IPv6 address block. Except for the main Internet backbone, IPv6 availability is still a problem in a large part of the Internet network. And another problem is that a number of home routers are not able to process IPv6 addresses correctly, causing websites with both IPv4 and IPv6 address references to become unavailable [webmasterworld.com] for those users.

Expect for the joy of experimenting with it, IPv6 is not a good choice yet if you have a major website which you depend on.
11:54 am on Jul 28, 2010 (gmt 0)



@lammert people have been saying that "oh noes IPV4 is running out" every 18 months for a very long time :-) at least 15+ years.

IPV6 is a solution looking for a problem - and has a load of other
 

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