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Re: Shim6 vs PI addressing

  • From: Andy Davidson
  • Date: Mon Mar 06 03:12:27 2006

Roland Dobbins wrote:
On Mar 3, 2006, at 10:50 AM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> OTOH, hosts go a lot longer between upgrades and generally don't have > professional admins. It'll be a long, long time (if ever) until shim6 > is deployed widely enough for folks to literally bet their company on > host-based multihoming.
This issue alone means that shim6 isn't viable. Besides the already- mentioned security and complexity issues, enterprise IT departments - i.e., the customers who need multihoming and cannot live without it - are not going to be amused when told that the tens and hundreds of thousands of desktops, laptops, PDAs, and other IP-enabled devices on their networks are now essentially routers, with multiple IP addresses and complex middleware required to simply access 'the Internet' . . .
We've been here before; we shift a lot of data in the content arena, and our web-head loadbalancers, installed only a year ago, don't even support ipv6 in the current software build.