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Re: IPv6 Real World Maturity (was re: How long is your rack?)
From: Cameron Byrne <cb.list6 () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:22:37 -0700

On Aug 15, 2011 2:15 PM, "Tim Wilde" <twilde () cymru com> wrote:

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On 8/15/2011 2:24 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
What does it say that the same thing happens in IPv4?

I really don't see a significant difference in that regard.

I will admit to not having run the numbers and trying to compare IPv4
protocol-specific discussion threads vs. IPv6, but it certainly "feels"
like there are more.  My feeling is also that the IPv6 discussions are
much more fundamental, in that they're discussing basic deployment
strategies, etc.  But it could all be selection bias because it's
prominent in the collective mindset, I'll grant you that.

Yes, selection bias. There are some people who like to talk about basic
things, state their opinions as facts, and email a lot.

I keep trying to come up with a religion analogy, but none are just quite
right. Did Copernicus hang around at the Vatican to talk about Heliocentrism

Yes, IPv6 is currently a little less fully baked than IPv4. IPv4 is
20 years older than IPv6, so I say that's to be somewhat expected.

Point taken.  Anyone have time to try to do a long-term comparative
study of discussions on deployment strategies and things like NAT, DHCP,
etc, for IPv4 vs. IPv6, factoring in the differing levels of overall
Internet adoption at the time of IPv4 adoption vs. IPv6, etc?  If so, I
have a few other tasks I'd love to have you do... :)

As others have said, I guess what it really shows is that nothing ever
really changes, and no one (protocol designers, IETF folks, operators,
router vendors, etc) is perfect, despite our best efforts to be. :)


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