Lightly used IP addresses

Owen DeLong owen at
Sat Aug 14 17:25:57 UTC 2010

On Aug 14, 2010, at 8:47 AM, Bret Clark wrote:

> 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!

I won't name names as that company has since changed their
tune and there is nothing to be gained by publicly embarrassing


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