shim6 @ NANOG
jabley at isc.org
Sun Mar 5 03:06:03 UTC 2006
On 4-Mar-2006, at 16:31, Matthew Petach wrote:
> And given that any network big enough to get their own PI /32 has
> incentive to install/support shim6 means that all those smaller
> that are pushed to install shim6 are going to see *zero* benefit
> when they
> try to reach the major sites on the internet.
No support in big networks is required, beyond the presence of shim6
in server stacks.
The assumption is, therefore, that if there has been sufficient
deployment of shim6 in client stacks for this to matter, the chances
are that the servers that those clients want to talk to have already
enjoyed similar upgrades.
In the companies I have been involved in which do hosting, my
observation has been that the servers are generally upgraded and
patched far more vigourously than machines belonging to clients. If
that non-scientific observation holds any water, then this suggests
that the issue of shim6 support in servers which are being used by
shim6-capable clients will look after itself.
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