Reply to post:

IPv6 is great, says Facebook. For us. And for you a bit, too

Big Chief Running Bare
WTF?

This idea that, by remaining ipv4 and letting other services make the move, somehow makes your ipv4 service faster/less congested is entirely bogus.

Who is using physical instances to provide any of these hops in question? It is logical interfaces on the same physical infrastructure. You have a choice: use NAPT44 or gonwith ipv6 and no NAT whatsoever. Facebook are saying the latter gives better performance. Remove a layer4 service mid hop and your end to end performance improves, seems plausible.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019