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07 Jun 2012

IPv6 in the wild Internet

Although I'm sceptical that IPv6 will have any practical use in e-mail in the forseeable future, it makes plenty of sense for web sites. The web browsers on mobile phones are likely to have direct v6 connections, but NAT or proxies for IPv4, so web sites can work better if they're available on IPv6. Since it makes no difference at all for mail, my advice is to work on v6 for your web sites and forget it for mail. (If you run a large ISP, IPv6 makes sense for internal POP, IMAP, and SUBMIT servers, but if you run a large ISP, you already knew that.)

Taking my own advice, this blog has been available via IPv6 for the better part of a year. Did anyone notice?

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