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Re: IPv6 news

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Fri Oct 14 23:44:29 2005

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005, Chris Adams wrote:

> Once upon a time, Christopher L. Morrow <[email protected]> said:
> > agreed, it's a measured engineered decision hopefully. backed by financial
> > and prudent engineering decisions. that wasn't the tone of the orignial
> > comment though, which was: "Yea, I told them to just do it" which is
> > tantamount to 'forklift your network you dummies'.
> For some equipment, it still works out to "forklift your network".  For
> example, our current dialup gear doesn't support IPv6 (and AFAIK no
> upgrades are available or planned to add it).  There's no reason for us
> to replace our dialup gear; the only thing that fails on it is fans (and
> we can replace those easily enough with an hour's work of chassis
> dis/re-assembly).  Dialup isn't going to go away in the near future
> either.

i suspect there is quite a large amount of gear (type not weight) that
will never see v6 through the vendors but still support customers...
speedstream anyone? cable-modem anyone? :( there are LOTS of things out
there that don't know from v6 :(

Thanks for another example though :)