Re: Use of IPv6 with Oracle anyone?
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:44:17 +0000
Well unfortunately (as Tim sort of implies) one of the things you'd have to strip out in order to "simplify the stack" would be the existing working private network! Now if IPSec hadn't been backported that might have been a sellable proposition to the security conscious company. On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Tim Hall <tim_at_oracle-base.com> wrote:
> "simplify the stack and use IPv6 throughout"
> Holy lack of backwards compatibility Batman! :)
> Anything you could strip out would probably make things simpler, but
> for the reasons mentioned previously, I think it's going to be a long
> time before a company can safely say, "We do use IP4!" :)
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM, Martin Bach
> <development_at_the-playground.de> wrote:
> > On 13/02/2012 11:32, Niall Litchfield wrote:
> >> I can't really see many internal corporate networks adopting IPv6 at all
> >> (at least for many years), I just don't see what advantages it gives a
> >> private network over the costs involved in moving. External networks
> >> presumably will have to adopt the standard sooner or later.
> > I fully agree! It makes me wonder who has asked Oracle to provide IPv6
> > listeners and name resolution in the first place. I wouldn't really
> > recommend turning it on this "deep" in the stack. You could have IPv6->
> > IPv4 conversion in the application/load balancer layer if the
> > application has to be accessible from the outside world. For anything
> > that stays inside IPv4 will be enough for a long time.
> > Maybe there are reasons to simplify the stack and use IPv6 throughout?
> > Regards,
> > Martin
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-- Niall Litchfield Oracle DBA http://www.orawin.info -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Mon Feb 13 2012 - 06:44:17 CST