[Fwd: [members-discuss] [ncc-announce] RIPE NCC Position On The ITU IPv6 Group]
regnauld at nsrc.org
Fri Feb 26 22:04:12 CST 2010
Nick Hilliard (nick) writes:
> And the politicians. Yes, they will erupt in hitherto unseen
> outbursts of self-righteous indignation at the stupid internet
> engineers who let this problem happen in the first place and who
> made no provision whatsoever for viable alternatives,
Um, not to be the party pooper of your fire-and-brimstone scenario,
but IPv6 deployment has taken quite a bit longer than expected.
I'm not saying that political incentives (carrot & stick) or government
regulations in the line of "implement IPv6 before X/Y or else..." have
had any effect, except maybe in Japan: look how long it took for the
EU commission to jump on the bandwagon, for instance (or for that matter,
how long it took any government to take IP seriously).
But if was asked why IPv6 hasn't been deployed earlier, I'd be hard
pressed to come up with a simple answer. "It wasn't ready"
is probably not considered good enough for an elected official.
BOFH excuse generator anyone ?
> Oh, it will be fun.
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