Google Over IPV6

Stephen Sprunk stephen at sprunk.org
Fri Mar 27 12:19:56 CDT 2009


Robert D. Scott wrote:
> http://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/
>
> http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/032509-google-ipv6-easy.html
>   

It's relatively easy to make _your own_ apps (i.e. ones you have the 
source for) support IPv6.

Most companies, though, are completely reliant on their vendors, which 
means buying a new version, testing, deployment, etc. -- assuming the 
vendor is still in business, hasn't discontinued the product, has even 
bothered to try implementing IPv6 yet (most haven't), etc.  That may 
also involve an upgrade of the OS that the app runs on, purchasing new 
hardware to handle the bloat in newer OSes, etc.  You may also need to 
upgrade your LAN hardware to models that support IPv6 forwarding in 
hardware, more RAM for routers to run IPv6 code (if it's even 
available), new VPN boxes, etc.

Now, if you keep up with your upgrades every year, and stop using 
products when the vendors stop supporting them or go out of business, 
most of this should already be built into your budgets -- but not many 
execs see value in that.  "If it ain't broke so badly that it cuts into 
profits, you don't need any budget for it."

S

-- 
Stephen Sprunk         "God does not play dice."  --Albert Einstein
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K5SSS        dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking

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