Increasingly, the plumbing is there. And, particularly (but not only)
within the worldwide university networks, it is there with good and
increasingly good performance. And it's there where the current university
student population, a community famously and occasionally infamously
receptive to new applications, can use it.
I am very interested in seeing whether the applications folks effectively
take up this opportunity.
--On Tuesday, June 17, 2003 11:52:45 +0100 Tim Chown <tjc(_at_)ecs(_dot_)soton(_dot_)ac(_dot_)uk>
On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 06:25:59AM -0400, J. Noel Chiappa wrote:
I wish I could get $10 for every time I heard one of these predictions.
I've got a huge stack of them, dating back to the 1990's. I think the
one I liked the best was how G3 phones were going to be the killer app
Fair point. But a year ago we didn't have Abilene, GEANT or a large
number of European NRENs offering a native IPv6 service. Cisco and
Juniper's support has come on in leaps and bounds, and now we do see US
and European real deployment, overlaid on the production IPv4 network,
and we see dual-stack transatlantic links. On the coal face, we can see
A year ago we didn't have official IPv6 support in Windows XP. We didn't
have prototypes from Sony and Panasonic being shown publicly. We didn't
have a pilot IPv6 deployment project from Microsoft (threedegrees).
Things are moving on. Sure, we'll get hype from the marketing people,
but that's what they're paid to produce :)
And noone's forcing IPv6 on anybody. If you want to keep running IPv4,
with or without NAT, feel free.