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Comment: Re: Absence?! (Score 4, Insightful) 595 595

So you're cool with the Internet being forever limited to cat videos? The applications for the Internet were unforeseen. It changed the world in ways nobody could predict. IPv6 will pave the way for new applications in a way just as significant... But you can't see past today's furry thrills.

Comment: Re:Absence?! (Score 5, Informative) 595 595

Right now - quite a bit - there are all sorts of mechanism that have to be worked around. Every spend any time troubleshooting SIP? Do you know why nobody does direct media?

Ever wonder why file transfers in instant messaging apps either work intermittently or perform slowly?

Ever see the layers of complexity we've built to do our best to work around such issues: STUN, UPNP, NAT-PT, ICE, ALGs... It's layers upon layers of cruft. ...and we haven't even gotten to the real horror of so called "carrier-grade" NAT yet... Eg) NAT behind NAT.

The prospects are awful.

The fact anything works at all is a testament to... something... ...but it is not a solid solution. It was a stop-gap measure that should have been discarded long away.

Comment: Re:ISP Availability (Score 1) 595 595

My source of sadness for years. I whine about this regularly. I know of no Canadian ISP doing proper native IPv6... Instead I have to rely on tunnels.

I was chatting with TekSavvy but they only provide a single /64 - I would like more than one subnet.

They're also only doing it no their DSL services which are substantially slower than I can get from Shaw.

It seems my only option is to hurry up and wait longer.

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