misunderstanding scale (was: Ipv4 end, its fake.)

Matt Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Sun Mar 23 22:04:14 UTC 2014


On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 07:57:04PM -0000, John Levine wrote:
> >In such a case, where you are still pushing the case for 
> >IPv4, how do you envisage things will look on your side when 
> >everybody else you want to talk to is either on IPv6, or 
> >frantically getting it turned up? Do you reckon anyone will 
> >have time to help you troubleshoot patchy (for example) IPv4 
> >connectivity when all the focus is on IPv6?
> 
> I've put that concern on my calendar for sometime around 2025.
> 
> People have been saying switch to IPv6 now Now NOW for about a decade,
> and you can only cry wolf so many times.

You've got to remember what happened to the boy who cried wolf, though.  He
eventually got eaten.

The difference here, though, is that the people crying wolf in *this* fairy
tale are already safely up the IPv6 tree.  It's the people who aren't
listening who are going to get eaten.

- Matt




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