IPv6 could be awesome but it is getting scary, Why?
I do not dislike IPv6, but it seems a scary transition, at this time…It has some great attributes but it has gotten out of control – where IPv4 was easy to implement and was a few steps higher than the previous version, IP Before (IPv4 )as I call it …..
IPv6 is like stepping out of an airplane at 50000’ with no parachute - It is a VERY long drop!
Currently the landing is the killer! Where will it lead us?\
Starting I do not like the fact that from the network and processor views running dual stacks eats up processor, bus and network time and traffic not to mention adding complexity to all of our current applications and communications.
I was on the IPNG and IPv6 committee back in the 90’s and I was and am an advocate for IPv6 deployment, I do not feel we have a choice! That being said we have created a BIG MESS thus hindering any easy or even reasonable deployment for IPv6. I am sorry to say but all one has to do is look at the standards and there are a bunch of them to fully understand the impossible complexity to a successful and safe deployment. BUT - I still feel we have created a giant that is NOT movable and if we do not rethink it we may never see it deployed!