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UK ISPs Respond To the Dangers of Using Carrier Grade NAT Instead of IPv6 165

Mark.JUK writes "Several major Internet Service Providers in the United Kingdom, including BSkyB, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, AAISP and Fluidata, have warned that the adoption of Carrier Grade NAT (IPv4 address sharing) is likely to become increasingly common in the future. But the technology, which many view as a delaying tactic until IPv6 becomes more common place, is not without its problems and could cause a number of popular services to fail (e.g. XBox Live, PlayStation Network, FTP hosting etc.). The prospect of a new style of two tier internet could be just around the corner." A few of the ISPs gave the usual marketing department answers, but three of them noted that they've been offering IPv6 for ages and CGNAT is only inevitable for folks that didn't prepare for what they knew was coming. Which, unfortunately, appears to be most of the major UK ISPs.
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UK ISPs Respond To the Dangers of Using Carrier Grade NAT Instead of IPv6

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  • Pink Floyd. (Score:5, Funny)

    by SJHillman ( 1966756 ) on Wednesday January 23, 2013 @12:49PM (#42670551)

    I didn't know Pink Floyd was talking about ISPs.
    "Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way. The pool is gone, v4 is over. Thought I'd more addresses to assign."

  • by game kid ( 805301 ) on Wednesday January 23, 2013 @01:04PM (#42670721) Homepage
    Carrier Grade
    adj., patently obsolete; low quality; ridiculous; fucked up.

    WTF!? He just one-hit killed me. That's some Carrier Grade bullshit right there.

    At DeweyCheatam&Howe, we are committed to combining Carrier Grade customer service with Wall Street Grade executive profits.

    Come on, dude, stop driving that Carrier Grade '60s clunker and get a real car!

    She's my ex-girlfriend now, because that Carrier Grade whore was in our bedroom with some poolboy from down the block.

Fear is the greatest salesman. -- Robert Klein