Shim6 vs PI addressing

Andy Davidson andy at
Mon Mar 6 08:11:13 UTC 2006

Roland Dobbins wrote:
> On Mar 3, 2006, at 10:50 AM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> > OTOH, hosts go a lot longer between upgrades and generally don't  have 
> > professional admins.  It'll be a long, long time (if ever)  until shim6 
> > is deployed widely enough for folks to literally bet  their company on 
> > host-based multihoming.
> This issue alone means that shim6 isn't viable.  Besides the already- 
> mentioned security and complexity issues, enterprise IT departments -  
> i.e., the customers who need multihoming and cannot live without it -  
> are not going to be amused when told that the tens and hundreds of  
> thousands of desktops, laptops, PDAs, and other IP-enabled devices on  
> their networks are now essentially routers, with multiple IP  addresses 
> and complex middleware required to simply access 'the  Internet' . . . 

We've been here before; we shift a lot of data in the content arena, and 
our web-head loadbalancers, installed only a year ago, don't even 
support ipv6 in the current software build.


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