There is one problem with your argument here - and I agree with you in one
sense. In the home user market the users don't need to know - and that’s what
we did in our rollout in the home user market.
The corporate side is NOT like that - you HAVE to communicate with them for
A.) In many corporates you don't control the CPE - unless you're doing fully
managed service. This means they have to change things on their CPE to route
the v6 through.
B.) Corporates run firewalls - firewalls have to have v6 rulesets and have to
C.) Corporates run internal network infrastructure - often with multiple vlans
etc - this requires configuration.
So yes - home user you can turn on and off it can go - this is *exactly* what
we did to turn Zimbabwe green on the v6 map. Corporates are a far far more
tricky story, and there you actually have to put in some work.
From: Leo Vegoda [mailto:leo.veg...@icann.org]
Sent: 12 October 2016 16:51
To: Andrew Alston <andrew.als...@liquidtelecom.com>
Cc: General Discussions of AFRINIC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: [Community-Discuss] IPv6 Chapter 254
Andrew Alston wrote:
> If we truly want v6 adoption, I’d argue we are going about it the wrong way,
> we have to promote it into the corporate and home user market. Only when
> these markets start demanding IPv6 will we get true movement from the
> majority of providers
I disagree. If the home user market needs to know or care about which version
of the Internet Protocol is being used, or even know what the Internet Protocol
is, things have gone wrong. Some parts of the corporate market do need to know
but not most small and medium sized businesses. They just buy packaged services
and can legitimately expect them to work as expected.
The providers on the list at http://www.worldipv6launch.org/measurements/ with
the big IPv6 deployments didn't survey their residential customers and ask them
which version of IP they'd prefer. They made IPv6 an integral component of
their systematic network upgrade.
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