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Re: Google Over IPV6
From: Stephen Sprunk <stephen () sprunk org>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:19:56 -0500

Robert D. Scott wrote:


It's relatively easy to make _your own_ apps (i.e. ones you have the source for) support IPv6.

Most companies, though, are completely reliant on their vendors, which means buying a new version, testing, deployment, etc. -- assuming the vendor is still in business, hasn't discontinued the product, has even bothered to try implementing IPv6 yet (most haven't), etc. That may also involve an upgrade of the OS that the app runs on, purchasing new hardware to handle the bloat in newer OSes, etc. You may also need to upgrade your LAN hardware to models that support IPv6 forwarding in hardware, more RAM for routers to run IPv6 code (if it's even available), new VPN boxes, etc.

Now, if you keep up with your upgrades every year, and stop using products when the vendors stop supporting them or go out of business, most of this should already be built into your budgets -- but not many execs see value in that. "If it ain't broke so badly that it cuts into profits, you don't need any budget for it."


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