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Re: IPv6 news

  • From: Jared Mauch
  • Date: Sat Oct 15 12:12:37 2005

On Sat, Oct 15, 2005 at 08:36:29PM +0930, Mark Prior wrote:
> It might be "closer" if we turned up IPv6 with Sprint but are they  
> native yet?

	Nope. and

	Although it's dated, I don't believe it's changed (much) at all.

	the added complexity is:

	1) software testing/validation 
		. need to test v6 transport to/from box
		. need to test v6 igp (ospfv3, isis, rip, w00t)
		. need to test v6 ibgp
		. need to test v6 ebgp
	2) added link configuration
		. need to assign a /31 to link and a /126
	3) added network config complexity
		. need to add v6 ibgp and ebgp peers
		. need to validate nobody forgot step #2 in the path
	4) some devices do IPv6 in software, this means using limited
		rotuer cpu resources for something that is done in hw for
	5) internal policies to make 1-4 happen, including increased
		budgets for IT tools, etc.. require serious commitment
		at large corporations.

	- jared

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