To: smd(_at_)ebone(_dot_)net (Sean Doran)
Subject: Re: getting IPv6 space without ARIN (Re: PAT )
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 15:09:48 -0400
From: Thomas Narten <narten(_at_)raleigh(_dot_)ibm(_dot_)com>
Spamming the ietf list is bad form.
Trolling is no more appropriate.
Please take this elsewhere.
Sean does have a habit of asking questions that highlight the fact that
IPv6 isn't ready for wide-spread production deployment. I understand that
you might you might not want to be reminded of this situation, but I believe
that your response (particularly as an IETF area director) is
A more appropriate response might be to aggressively promote IPv4/IPv6
migration at IETF meetings. You might:
o Coordinate an IPv6 migration help desk at the IETF that will
help attendees upgrade their laptops to run IPv6,
o Run IPv6 (only) on the desktop machines at the IETF,
o Publish traffic statistics that compare the volume of IPv4
versus IPv6 usage at the IETF meetings,
o Set an objective for when the IPv6 traffic is at least as great
as IPv4 traffic at IETF meetings, and
o Set an objective for when IETF meetings will support only
If you can point me to a production-quality Windows 98 IPv6 stack,
I would be happy to try to install it on my laptop, and maybe even
run it at the next IETF meeting and help you with your migration
project. (Oh, and make sure wireless works.)
Of course, I have been accused of being a counter-revolutionary for
making these sorts of suggestions...