[NTLK] IPv4 v IPv6

Valerio Paris Mitritsakis valerio at mitritsakis.gr
Thu Feb 3 07:35:01 EST 2011

Or, Eckhart will probaly provide a patch that add an IPv6 stack to the Newton amazing everyone in the process and leading to
new and more flaming discoussions on whether Steve Jobs made a big mistake killing the Newton in the first place...

Μητριτσάκης Βαλέριο Πάρις
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Mitritsakis Valerio Paris
IT Manager - C.A.C. Papantoniou Trading LTD
Electronic Engineer
MSc Network Systems
MCP ID: 5745185

On 03 Φεβ 2011, at 14:25 , Morgan Aldridge wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 10:55 PM, Aaron Brigati <abrigati at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So someday your Newton will ask 'May I have a-web-site.com, please?' and instead of 'Go to' it will get an answer like 'Go to 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334' and the Newton will go '... what?'
> Actually, it'll be significantly more graceful than that. What your
> Newton will ask for is 'May I please have the DNS A Record for
> a-web-site.com, please?' and the server will either respond with 'Go
> to' or it'll say it can't find that record. Most websites
> will support IPv4 and respond with valid DNS A Records pointing at
> valid IPv4 addresses for a long time to ensure they capture as much
> legacy traffic as possible (the exception being services that only
> cater to IPv6 clientele for some reason).
> What will be different is that when an IPv6 client tries to access
> a-web-site.com, it's ask 'May I have the DNS AAAA Record for
> a-web-site.com, please?' and the server will hopefully respond with
> 'Go to 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334'. If not, hopefully
> that IPv6 client is behind some kind of IPv4 translation
> server/service and then it can ask 'May I have the DNS A Record for
> a-web-site.com, please?"
> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:10 AM, L.W. Brown <lwb at mac.com> wrote:
>> Which raises the questions: /what/ "things" - will a Newton even /need/ to access them; and, won't translation services be more widely available then (since there will be enormous numbers of legacy v4 devices/software)?
> Undoubtably. There'll be a lot of money in selling devices & software
> to ease the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 as people don't like to
> change and a portion of them will naturally cling to their aging
> devices attempting to keep them usable decades past their prime. Oh,
> wait, that's us! :D
> Seriously, though, it'll most likely be like WiFi. Initially we had
> cards that could be used internally (and we can still use them with
> some devices). Now WiFi technologies and standards the don't work
> internally to the Newton, but we can buy an ethernet to WiFi bridge
> that does support the new standards and that works just fine. So, we
> may eventually have to buy another box to put between our Newton and
> the Internet, but it should keep working for a while to come.
> Hopefully, someday, we'll get native SSL support on the Newton. And
> then, someday after that, maybe somebody will gift us native IPv6
> support. Here's to hoping!
> Morgan
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