Lightly used IP addresses

Bret Clark bclark at
Sat Aug 14 15:47:25 UTC 2010

On 08/14/2010 11:27 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> I was at a trade show several months back. I watched a series of people
> walk up to a vendor and each, in turn, asked about IPv6 support. The
> vendor told each, in turn, "You're the only one asking for it."
> I walked up to the vendor and took my turn being told "You're the only
> one asking for it." I pointed out that I had seen the other people get
> the same answer. The sales person admitted he was caught red
> handed and explained "We're working on it, but, we don't have a
> definite date and so our marketing department has told us to downplay
> the demand and the importance until we have something more
> definitive."
What company was that? I find it rather odd that any marketing group in 
any company would tell a sales team to downplay a possible future 
migration path; especially in the case of IP6 which isn't a possible 
future migration strategy, but IS a future migration strategy. That's 
one company I don't want to do business with if that's what they are 
telling their sales team...shows lack of a road map and a total lack of 
any understanding of this industry!

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