Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Wed Feb 9 14:20:19 CST 2011


On 02/09/2011 12:08 PM, Jack Bates wrote:
>
>
> On 2/9/2011 2:00 PM, david raistrick wrote:
>> And at what point during that time did they have any vendor gear they
>> could purchase that -would- support v6?   At -best- during the last 5
>> years, but I'd put money on that even today they can't purchase gear
>> with adequate v6 support.
>
> Supply and demand. There was no demand (most of my vendors didn't get 
> any requests/questions concerning IPv6 until roughly 6 months ago). J 
> and C have had considerable support (though still a work in progress) 
> for some time, though I'd agree that 5 years sounds about right (it 
> takes 1 large core network to push C/J into implementing base IPv6, 
> but it was originally around that customer's desires and not 
> multipurpose).

Ultimately vendors only kneejerk when they're told to kneejerk.
It's not like we didn't know about it 10 years ago too, but when
the feature mill was prioritized... around the merry-go-round we go.

So let's lay blame where everybody can agree: suits.

Mike




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