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Re: When IPv6 ... if ever?
On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 09:17:42PM -0400, Leo Bicknell wrote: > As yourself, as an ISP if you can afford not to be testing > IPv6 today. Absolutely... IPv6 is not so much different from IPv4 that we need to do years of testing, particularly before many vendors provide solid IPv6 and IPv6 routing support. IPv6 routing will change drastically before it becomes production, and therefore, any operational experience collected now will be nearly useless; particularly with the lack of any volume of IPv6 traffic. All this assumes that it will become production, which is going to be a very slow process if it happens at all. As an ISP, I would have to be insane to collect expensive and useless (for several years) IPv6 allocations when I have my (useful) paid for or grandfathered IPv4 allocations. It doesn't make any business sense. The model is broken, and as long as it's broken, large-scale deployment of IPv6 will be extremely slow if it happens at all. --msa