IPv6 Real World Maturity (was re: How long is your rack?)

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.us
Tue Aug 16 15:37:48 CDT 2011


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On 08/14/2011 17:43, Tim Wilde wrote:
> On a serious note, though, really, what DOES it say about the real-world
> maturity / actual chances of adoption for IPv6 that Charles' statement
> above is, in fact, true?

Someone else has already pointed out the relationship of IPv6 now to
IPv4 20 years ago, but at the risk of flogging the horse what I get from
this is that what we're suffering from is a lack of operational
experience, combined with the fact that a significant percentage of the
early adopters have at least one toe in the "zealot" pool. :)

It's also worth pointing out that even today in IPv4 TI(still)MTOWTDI.
Witness the recent IS-IS vs. OSPF thread; or any of the other recurring
IPv4-only topics. If you think about it, this is a feature. If there was
only one right answer the world-wide market for network engineers would
be a lot smaller than it is now.


Doug

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