[ipv6hackers] "Stick to limited IPv6 deployments, businesses warned"

Fernando Gont fgont at si6networks.com
Tue Aug 28 14:01:14 CEST 2012

Hi, Jim,

On 08/23/2012 06:08 PM, Jim Small wrote:
>>> addressing them in IPv4), I don't think it makes sense to stand
>>> in front of the internet and say "stop growing until we fix
>>> this." (which is effectively what you say when you say only do
>>> limited deployments).
>> That depends on who you work for or who you're consulting for. If
>> Mark (or anyone else) is doing security consulting, they go with
>> "hey, deploy v6!", and their client gets into trouble with not
>> apparent benefit from deploying v6, they might be in trouble.
> Deploying something just for the sake of doing it is irresponsible.
> I'm advocating a thoughtful pilot project for organization to learn
> IPv6.

Agreed -- but I don't think anyone has argued against *this*. Some folks
were just arguing against v6 deploying in production LAN environments.

> MAC address just like IPX and CLNP.  While you could argue about this
> now it takes over 10 years to develop and roll out a protocol.  If
> you don't like IPv6 you're welcome to start on the next generation
> protocol. 

My job is not to like or dislike protocols, but to improve them where
possible. That's what I've tried to do so far.

Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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