IPv6 Confusion

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Wed Feb 18 13:05:50 CST 2009


Kevin,

On Feb 18, 2009, at 8:19 AM, Kevin Oberman wrote:
>> You don't have to tell the truth to the losing sales folk... :-)
> Yes, I saw the smiley, but

Sigh.  Perhaps there needs to be an emoticon for "really joking,  
really. no, really.".

> Ethical issues aside, giving incorrect information to a losing vendor
> is fraud and, at least in the public sector, can get you in more  
> trouble
> than you would ever want to think about being in.

If a vendor sales person indicates they are getting no requests for  
IPv6 support in their products (which would clearly be false since  
presumably you are requesting IPv6 support), then stating one reason  
the vendor did not win a bid was because of that vendor's stance on  
IPv6 may be accurate (YMMV).  I have some skepticism such a claim  
would be considered unethical or fraud, even in the squeaky clean  
world of US government procurement.

Regards,
-drc





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