[KyOSS Discuss] Suggested discussion topic: IPv4 address exhaustion and IPv6 adoption

Alex Hagerman alex.hagerman at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 08:50:09 EDT 2012


I know this is a bit off topic, but is there a date set for October's
meeting? I've got some others interested in coming and was going to let
them know when it was. Thanks.

Alex

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 7:58 AM, Barton Chittenden <bartonski at gmail.com>wrote:

> Yeah, IPv6 has a pretty strong SEP* field around it. Definitely needs some
> good advocacy/lobbying.
>
> * SEP field -- Somebody Else's Problem field, from Douglas Adams' *Life
> the Universe and Everything*:
>
> An SEP is something we can't see, or don't see, or our brain doesn't let
> us see, because we think that it's somebody else's problem.... The brain
> just edits it out, it's like a blind spot. If you look at it directly you
> won't see it unless you know precisely what it is. Your only hope is to
> catch it by surprise out of the corner of your eye.
> The technology involved in making something properly invisible is so
> mind-bogglingly complex that 999,999,999 times out of a billion it's
> simpler just to take the thing away and do without it....... The "Somebody
> Else's Problem field" is much simpler, more effective, and "can be run for
> over a hundred years on a single torch battery."
> This is because it relies on people's natural predisposition not to see
> anything they don't want to, weren't expecting, or can't explain.
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Britt Dodd <brittman914 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Yeah hostnames are preferred, because you can seamlessly handle the
>> transition (if you have IP4 and IP6 listeners on your server). IPv4
>> records in DNS are handled by A records, and IPv6 are handled by AAAA
>> records. I'd also be interested in helping to educate others to know
>> and lobby for IPv6.
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM, Alex Hagerman <alex.hagerman at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Tomorrow should I be aware of any issues or problems switching from IP
>> to
>> > host if no reason is found for it not to be. Obviously do a controlled
>> test
>> > first and I know in theory it should map no problem but theory rarely
>> seems
>> > to work perfectly when live. Thanks.
>> >
>> > Alex
>> >
>> > On Sep 17, 2012 8:22 PM, "Alex Hagerman" <alex.hagerman at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> True. I'll dig and see why IP was used versus host and let you know.
>> There
>> >> are two databases on cloud servers that I know use IP for user host
>> >> permissions and I think a program or two that link to the databases
>> via IP.
>> >> It was setup by the developer before me so I'll read through the notes
>> and
>> >> code. Its all working so I've been working on new projects more than
>> >> revisiting his code.
>> >>
>> >> Alex
>> >>
>> >> On Sep 17, 2012 7:48 PM, "Alan Blount" <zeroasterisk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> But you can always assign your own hostname and run a DNS or edit your
>> >>> hosts file.
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