Shy Providers and IPv6

About six years ago I did an IPv6 survey for the IPv6 for e-Business Project. Part of that was a list of the IPv6 prefixes allocated at the time to Australian companies – there were 19 prefixes, with only 6 of those visible in the global routing tables. Recently (22 Aug 2012) I had another look at the APNIC IPv6 prefixes for Australia, on the excellent SixXS Ghost Route Hunter … Continue reading

Experts, ISPs and IPv6

Experts are experts for a reason. They spend their lives thinking, experimenting, implementing, while the rest of us are watching Big Brother. Suppose little Johnny has a forty-degree temperature, is foaming at the mouth and covered in green lumps, and the doctor says, ‘Well, would you like me to use flucloxacillin or phenoxymethylpenicillin? It’s up to you.’ You’d say, ‘Are you nuts? You’re the doctor – just fix little Johnny.’ … Continue reading