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Re: WG Action: Conclusion of IP Version 6 (ipv6)
At 11:35 PM +0930 9/30/07, Mark Prior wrote: > >> Alas, this particular feature set (functional IPv6 and transition tools) >> is not just one new protocol feature or option; it's an order of magnitude >> more complex and will take ISP's months (or even years) to deploy. > >These are the same ISPs and vendors that seem to have managed to deploy >MPLS in a more rapid fashion. That's was very different circumstance: "See, if we light up our nationwide and metro wavelengths with MPLS, we can not only run the cool Internet stuff over it, but we can move all the intermarket/interswitch voice trunks over it, and save $$ and will make any investment back real pronto. Yep, I've got the numbers right here. Great, thanks for your help with this!" IPv6 is: "Well, umm, there's this IP assignment team, and ah.. no, I mean Internet Protocol, not the legal department. Yes, those two guys, right across from the abuse desk. Yep, the spam guys. Anyway, they say there's a real issue coming up soon, but we're not really sure when, and what?? Yes, it's likely to be past your tenure here, but still, we need to spend $$ now to be ready for this thing, and we're not really sure what the new architecture is yet. Huh? No, I don't really know what our competitors are doing, but I'm sure that... Okay, yep, I understand. I'll send it all in an email. Who else should I send it to? Hello? Hello? Can you hear me now?" ;-) /John p.s. Apologies in advance to anyone I've worked with, IP registration folks in every ISP, and for anyone who's ad tag line I may have borrowed...