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- From: bmanning
- Date: Fri Jun 13 11:14:11 2003
> On 6/13/2003 at 07:54:01 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> > I saw a DISA memo yesterday that mandates IPv6 compliance
> > by 2008.
> Ah, government memos. There's been ones mandating OSI protocols,
> UNIX workstations for all government employees...
> Government mandates aren't going to force a protocol by themselves.
> The marketplace is where v6 will be made or broken, and history shows
> the marketplace has two requirements: need and painlessness. This
> might give the vendors a nudge, but it isn't going to be the reason
> the Great Changeover happens.
too right. (having the scars from the OSI compliance tussle)
the point being that this is one more grain added to the side of
"IPv6 in my lifetime..." DISA does occasionally have some
impact on the marketplace that the rest of us play in.
speaking of which, v6 zelots and cheerleaders may find this
URL interesting: http://www.usipv6.com/