Internet worldwide users (updated at March 2011) is reported below:
With over 2 billion users, 5 billion devices connected and over 15 billion devices connected by 2015, Internet v4 is not in condition to allow that trend, then moving on v6 is basically an internal need of Internet itself to continuosly run and provide services for each one of us. In addition, peer-to-peer is an automatic feature inside v6 due to full visibility of each other IP address; v4 didn't run that way for adoption of private / public mechanism.
I operate in the area of electronic computing since a long ago and I am not rembering a similar event, involving players abroad and across the globe for 24H. If you take a look at ISOC several hundred have attented the W6D. It seems yes: v6 is a really step to the future. Unfortunately recognized just a few in the role of major ISPs or telecom incumbent. Has anyone idea on the reason?
Yes, it is. Several OSs (except Win) are not implementing priv-ext policy as default, but it seems at IETF that RFC will be revised quite soon. Anyway other policies are promoting multiple possibilities to protect v6 services as p2p: one of them could be for example NAT66 and another way (very used at large) is to tunnel your peering session. Stay on v6 & new services will come !
Matteo, you are right customer or consumers are not bothered whether they are accessing IPV 4 or 6. They are concerned only about connectivity and speed of browsing. But I heard some concerns from the system admin peoples that in IPv 6 we have to enable the Privacy extensions manually, other than Windows platform. Since it’s not happening as default, system administrators have to take acre about this; otherwise the unique MAC address will exposed to internet and makes devices traceable. So how they are going to address this issue? Any idea.
Exactly Nemos, that's the point: privacy and hacking will be very impacted. In terms of benefit, let me provide and example: if you like, take a look at http://goo.gl/cR7CK, from 4G Innovation Network community or watch the video on YouTube. It is fascinating. Thanks !
We all remember how the transition during Y2K seemed to go smoothly at first but additional issues cropped up in the months afterward. Lets hope transition from IP4 to IPV6 is smooth without any major issues.
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