Five volunteers needed (EU .... Are you sure that this is really advantageous?

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Thu Oct 8 17:53:35 CEST 2020

On 07/10/2020 23:27, Stefan Claas wrote:
> I always wondered why it is not possible for me and probably many other
> people to not get a *static* IPv6 address additionally when you sign up
> as private individual at an ISP of your choice?

There isn't much consumer demand for it (most people don't even know
what IPv6 is), so ISPs aren't going to spend time on it unless there's
something in it for them. Eventually yes, they'll have to move to IPv6
because the world will run out of IPv4 addresses, but while that event
is looming on the horizon there's no due date for it. Also, IPv6 is only
critical if you don't already own a huge block of IPv4 (which most
established ISPs do). And since they'll have to support IPv4
indefinitely so as not to cut off access to the millions of websites
that will never migrate to IPv6, they've probably calculated that NAT4
is sufficient.

My ISP does offer IPv6 though - just not on all of its network segments.

Andrew Gallagher

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