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Re: IPv6 mistakes, was: Re: Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...
- From: Mark Andrews
- Date: Thu Feb 17 20:19:04 2011
In message <1DBDCA5F-16EC-428D-BC46-3BD59A6F4CDB@delong.com>, Owen DeLong write
> > You can reflash CPE devices to support this that you can't reflash
> > to support IPv6 as there is no space in the flash for the extra
> > code. This should be minimal. A extra PPP/DHCP option and a check
> > box to enable (default) / disable setting it.
> Reflashing most CPE amounts to forklifting. The difference between
> having them bring their CPE in to be reflashed or rolling a truck
> to do same vs. replacing the CPE will, in most cases, actually render
> replacing the CPE cheaper.
It depends on the CPE device. Lots of CPE devices can be re-flashed
in place. It just requires the will to make the images available.
> > It can be deployed incrementally.
> So can replacing the CPE, but, neither is a particularly attractive
> alternative for many providers.
And further indecision is going to make this worse not better.
Mark Andrews, ISC
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