V6 still not supported

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Wed Mar 23 16:42:08 UTC 2022

On 3/22/22 10:34 PM, Joe Maimon wrote:
>> There is this other side: I'm dualstack, and I simply dont notice.
> Being in transition state indefinitely is not success.
> The other side is when you are v6 only and you dont notice. We arent 
> there yet. Thats the failure.
This is a terrible way to look at things. SIP has been gradually been 
taking over the PSTN signaling for 20 years. It has not rooted out every 
SS7 installation on the planet and probably won't until I'm long dead. 
Is that a failure? It's certainly a "transition state". After not paying 
attention for probably a decade and seeing how much it's penetrated I'd 
call that a resounding success. The same is true of IPv6 with all of the 
mobile uptake. Legacy is hard. It always has been hard. Calling 
something a failure because it doesn't instantly defeat legacy a 
terrible take. It was always going to be difficult to add address space 
to IP regardless of how it was done. All of the bagging on IPv6 and 
imagining a better ipng ignores that basic fact.


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