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Re: IPv6

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Thu Jun 12 20:25:41 2003

Thus spake "David Barak" <thegameiam@yahoo.com>
> --- Stephen Sprunk <stephen@sprunk.org> wrote:
> > Nearly every customer of mine has required IPv6 in
> > their RFPs for over a
> > year, but not a single one has turned it on even for
> > testing.
>
> Right, but it means that more network providers are
> having to offer some type of solution.  This will
> enable Windows (or whatever) to have it on by default
> and actually have it work.

We can hope.

> Vendor C's issues with v6 are a problem, but they're
> not the only provider of core or edge gear...
> Also, even though their forwarding mechanisa are not
> completely functional, they do pass packets, so it'll
> work, just not be optimized.

When a 30Mpps IPv4 box falls back to <200kpps for IPv6, I don't think "not
completely functional" is an adequate description.  To me, that falls into
the "not supported" category.

S





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