FAA - ASDI servers

TR Shaw tshaw at oitc.com
Wed Jan 5 05:25:34 CST 2011


On Jan 4, 2011, at 11:07 PM, Christopher Morrow wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Menerick, John <jmenerick at netsuite.com> wrote:
>> Every joke has a bit of truth.  For instance, until recently (last 10 years?), O'hare's traffic controllers relied upon vacuum tube technology to perform their job.
> 
> yea, I was really referring to the ATC part of the FAA I suppose...
> I'm not sure it's still true, but every time I hear it come up in
> conversation (I bet owen delong would actually know...or rs) there is
> a bit of:
> "Well, we could migrate to something NOT VT based, but that'd take 3+
> years and ... we have other priorities and ... "
> 
> wash/rinse/repeat... On a serious note though:
> 
> <http://www.fly.faa.gov/ASDI/asdi.html>
> (note this is the first hit in google searches for 'adsi server faa')
> seems to have all manner of information on it about the systems in
> question. They seem to mention VPN services, I suspect there isn't v6
> access, I would have read the requirements doc, but they wanted to
> send it to me as a .doc file... uhm, this is the 21st century could we
> distribute this in some sort of cross-platform manner? like txt ? or
> pdf? (though I hesitate to suggest pdf, what with the adobe pwnage
> consistently ongoing these days)


There is a federal directive that has been in place for a number of years that requires IPV6 support for all new IT contracts/systems and also a directive to all federal agencies to support IPV6 by 2008  (See http://ipv6.com/articles/general/US_Government_IPv6.htm )

Tom





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