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Deploying IPv6 Networks by Patrick Grossetete, Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Ciprian Popoviciu

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Chapter 1. The Case for IPv6—An Updated Perspective

It is not only accepted but almost expected that an IPv6 book will try, often hard, to persuade the reader of IPv6’s importance and benefits. Countless pages have been written describing business models that would financially justify the deployment of IPv6. Sometimes innovative, other times controversial, the job of selling IPv6 has its role in challenging today’s tactical approach to planning network-related capital expenditures. But despite all these efforts, it might just be that the accelerated depletion of the IPv4 address space will remain the trigger for a massive upgrade of existing networks to IPv6.

The authors decided to steer clear of selling IPv6, and to avoid providing business models ...

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