Re: [homegate] [fun] HOMENET working group proposal

Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se> Fri, 01 July 2011 05:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: [homegate] [fun] HOMENET working group proposal
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On Thu, 30 Jun 2011, Martin Focazio wrote:

> You assume at Alice CAN select a service provider. In a large part of
> the USA your choices are nil. You have a single wireline provider or
> you don't have a connection.

I don't see why the IETF should spend time on IPv4 because of some 
political problem in certain countries which makes the market not work 
properly.

IPv4 is legacy, IPv6 is where the development effort should be, when IPv6 
offers more functionality then things will most likely sort themselves 
out.

Personally I believe video conferencing is the killer app. I have problems 
getting video calls to work when both are behind NAT, it works just fine 
with one person being behind NAT (and the other one not having firewall 
configured so it's stopping the traffic). With IPv6 we just need to sort 
out the firewall problem. My mom is very impressed by being able to 
videocall her grandchild and follow his development, and if I told her 
it'd cost 200 USD extra to make it work (better), either she or I would 
spend the money.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike@swm.pp.se