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

Alex Hagerman alex.hagerman at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 12:19:52 EDT 2012


Great, thanks John see you there.

Alex

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM, John Hicks <johnhicks at gulfbridge.net>wrote:

> **
> Alex, we meet on the second Wednesday, which would be October 10. Spread
> the word and see you there!
> Thanks,
> John
>
> On 09/19/2012 08:50 AM, Alex Hagerman wrote:
>
> 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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