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Re: shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)
From: Joe Abley <jabley () isc org>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 01:00:53 -0500
On 28-Feb-2006, at 23:37, Daniel Golding wrote:
Unacceptable. This is the whole problem with shim6 - the IETF
telling us to
"sit back and enjoy it, because your vendors know what's best".
Actually, I think the problem with shim6 is that there are far too
few operators involved in designing it. This has evidently led to a
widespread perception of an ivory tower with a moat around it.
This attitude combined with Shim6's (many) limitations speed it
To gain real relevance it needs to be deployed; to be deployed, it
needs to be embraced by enterprise operators and content providers.
If these operators dismiss it out of hand on principal, and refuse to
actually find out whether the general approach is able to solve
problems or not, then irrelevance does indeed seem inevitable.
However, the only alternative on the table is a v6 swamp.
How about some actual technical complaints about shim6? The jerking
knees become tedious to watch, after a while.