V6 still not supported (was Re: CC: s to Non List Members (was Re: 202203080924.AYC Re: 202203071610.AYC Re: Making Use of 240/4 NetBlock))

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Wed Mar 9 17:46:41 UTC 2022


On Mar 9, 2022, at 9:09 AM, Tim Howe <tim.h at bendtel.com> wrote:
> Some of our biggest vendors who have supposedly supported
> v6 for over a decade have rudimentary, show-stopping bugs.

Not disagreeing (and not picking on you), but despite hearing this with some frequency, I haven’t seen much data to corroborate these sorts of statements.

> 	A subset of these vendors will listen to you and fix the
> problems.  Give them your support and loyalty.  I want to name names so
> bad…

Perhaps the right approach would be similar for network operators to move to a timed full disclosure model (like Google’s Project Zero for security issues)?  In the software security world, this model seems to have had a positive impact in getting fixes out. If a vendor who claims v6 support doesn’t actually support v6 (or, if a vendor fixes a known lack of v6 support), it would seem to me that this is information that folks on NANOG (and elsewhere) would find useful.


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