At 4/2/2004 03:56 Wednesday, Chris wrote:
Are you saying we should rework the entire Internet every few years because
someone has come up with a brilliant new idea?
No, I am saying that the very same is happening in other technology areas
and people live with it.
While here (ASRG, IETF, and some other groups) we have it happening that a
few people fight over minor technical opinions/likes/dislikes which
prevents any advance.
... most can't handle keeping their current software up to
date, hence the huge number of spammed mail coming from less than secure
Thats again more a point of badly designed software than anything else.
Until there is a quality requirement for software, this wont change.
Now Replace the Internet and you are talking a different turkey.
Thats whats happening with IPv6 and IPv4 - a different internet.
Practically all relevant software has to be replaced. Often with quick
hacks, likely to contain many bugs, just to support IPv6 "somehow". Until
Joe Average can use IPv6 and IPv4 transparently side-by-side, we have two
different networks, two sets of software.
But, as already mentioned somewhere else, this does not really belong to
this group and is only an expression of my personal frustration.
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