Yahoo and IPv6

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Tue May 10 14:36:40 UTC 2011

On Tue, 10 May 2011 02:17:46 EDT, Igor Gashinsky said:

> The time for finger-pointing is over, period, all we are all trying to do 
> now is figure out how to deal with the present (sucky) situation. The 
> current reality is that for a non-insignificant percentage of users when 
> you enable dual-stack, they are gong to drop off the face of the planet. 
> Now, for *you*, 0.026% may be insignificant (and, standalone, that number 
> is insignificant), but for a global content provider that has ~700M users, 
> that's 182 *thousand* users that *you*, *through your actions* just took 
> out.. 182,000 - that is *not* insignificant

At any given instant, there's a *lot* more than 182,000 users who are cut off
due to various *IPv4* misconfigurations and issues.

Let's keep a sense of proportion, shall we?
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