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Re: North America not interested in IP V6
From: Niels Bakker <niels=nanog () bakker net>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 22:35:18 +0200


Who was it that said, "if you can't identify at least 3 new problems 
introduced by any solution, you don't understand the situation?"
Or you don't understand ours.  After all, it's currently all getting
done already this way.
The question is of specific versus general cases.  Not seeing the drawbacks
because you can cite a place where something is successful does not solve
the problem for everyone else.

I don't find a solution that requires customers to place phone calls to
have some number changed somewhere acceptable either.  Therefore it
doesn't really apply.  Just like DHCP won't work for dialup users (yeah,
let's all configure L2TP tunnels over dialup and run DHCP over that!
It'd suck, same point, different reasoning, not an applicable solution
either.)

(On a tangent about having to make phone calls after hardware changes,
 I was pretty surprised when a friend had to do that after she had
 received a replacement mobile phone after her previous had been stolen.
 In Europe, you get a new SIM card from the telco and a new phone from
 your insurance company, no additional trickery is needed.)


In reality, this is not a technical problem, hence there is no way to win.

Wisely spoken.

Regards,


        -- Niels.


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