IPv6? Why, you are the first one to ask for it!

-Hammer- bhmccie at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 18:17:07 CST 2011

I don't know about that. 

Even though the carriers (USA) I've talked to are having trouble presenting native IPv6 to me in the next few quarters, they have no problem pitching professional services to help me with the implementation. Several of my hardware vendors have too. Don't be surprised at all to see this presented to senior management as a new revenue stream. "Helping the inept prepare for tomorrow". 

"I was a normal American nerd."
-Jack Herer

-----Original Message-----
From: Franck Martin [mailto:franck at genius.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 3:17 PM
To: George Bonser
Cc: NANOG list
Subject: Re: IPv6? Why, you are the first one to ask for it!

Don't forget there is no commission for the salesperson to enable IPv6 for you, so definitively they are not interested and you asking them to deal with the issue, will just lower their pay at the end of the month because they could not use this valuable time to find customers with commissions...

----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Bonser" <gbonser at seven.com>
> To: "NANOG list" <nanog at nanog.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 9:39:33 AM
> Subject: IPv6? Why, you are the first one to ask for it!
> Fairly major global network provider likes to call themselves a "Tier
> 1". Asking about native IPv6 in one of their colo facilities in the
> UK.
> They say their US facilities won't be v6 capable until Q4 2011. The UK
> rep acted like it was the first he'd ever heard of it and implied we
> were the very first to ask for it.
> Note to providers: That might have worked a couple of years ago but
> when we hear that today, we know it is false. Please be honest in your
> responses to that question. If you aren't going to deploy it for
> another year or two, just say so. The notion that we are the very
> first
> ones to ever ask for it from a global provider in a major country is
> just lame.
> George

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