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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different (was Re: IPv6 news)
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 16-Oct-2005, at 16:20, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
To get 80%, I think on the client side you just need support in Microsoft v6-capable operating systems.On Sun, 16 Oct 2005 10:55:38 EDT, Joe Abley said:Thought experiment: how many different software vendors need toClient end, if Microsoft, MacOS X, and the various Linuxoids shipped, you'd have
Router end, probably same number - Cisco, Juniper, Linksys and a few otherI don't think you need any support at all on routers for shim6 to be functional for services that users and content providers care about.
On the server side, windows plus Solaris plus linux seems like it might give 80%.
So, that makes windows, Solaris and Linux.
Whether the answer is three, five or twelve, the point I was attempting to make was that it's not necessarily a huge deployment obstacle to roll out shim6 across a good proportion of the network's hosts from the coding point of view. Since no flag day is required, this does not seem necessarily unmanageable.
Of course, even if everybody shipped a *working* *interoperable* product todaySure.
In some ways it's fortunate that Microsoft has yet to ship an operating system where v6 is turned on by default (right? I heard that Vista will be the first?)
On the server side there's the additional upgrade carrot that upgrades will facilitate multi-homing, which may make for an easier sale.
Anyway. Thought experiment.
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