[VoiceOps] IPV6

Daryl G. Jurbala daryl at introspect.net
Mon Oct 26 10:23:04 EDT 2009

On Oct 21, 2009, at 1:28 PM, Jeff McAdams wrote:

> To step back, I agree with the original poster.  I am absolutely  
> dumbfounded that the voice industry, and VoIP industry in  
> particular, hasn't latched on to IPv6 much much more than they  
> have.  Its a relatively closed ecosystem of devices and systems that  
> could (at least in theory) be IPv6 enabled without having to enable  
> a huge extra amount of infrastructure to support it (even transport  
> networks need not be fully IPv6 enabled, although its certainly  
> beneficial to be fully native).
> Losing NAT from the equation is zOMG hugely beneficial, or would  
> be.  I truly am dumbfounded at the resistance to IPv6 in the voice  
> industry, one of the industries that would benefit the most from  
> IPv6 adoption in my estimation.

OK, let's go over the reasons from an ISTP standpoint:
- L3 routing and firewalling upgrades required.  Wait, your  
6509/7206VXR support IPv6?  Yeah....it does.  Most of it in CPU.  You  
will be CRUSHED if you try to do what you are likely doing now as far  
as PPS and ACLs in IPv6 without an upgrade to the latest gear.
- ISP support - how many of you actually have upstreams that fully  
support IPv6?  Do you really want to count on tunneling for your  
- ARIN support - Really, guys?  You complain about running out of  
space, yet you want to bill the crap out of me to use "the solution"?   
Give me a /32 PI for every /22 allocation I already have, for free,  
and you might see some more people spending more time demanding that  
their upstreams support IPv6, justifying IPv6 capable gear in upgrade  
cycles, etc, etc (i.e.: reaching a carrier-class layer 3 tipping point  
for IPv6)
- SBC support: Why would they bother when the L3 isn't there in most  
cases?  Not a single one of my carriers supports IPv6, so why would I  
even ask for it from my SBC?

I'm sure there's more, but that's off the top of my head.  Bottom  
line: we don't even have critical mass in basic L3 connectivity.   
Could pushing it from the application side help?  Probably.  Is there  
any current well justified business case?  No.  Not considering the  
realities of business short-sightedness and budgetary constraints.


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