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RE: RFC 5006 status
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Gert Doering
> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:10 PM
> To: Ralph Droms
> Cc: Gert Doering; Mark Smith; Rémi Després; IPv6 v6ops
> Subject: Re: RFC 5006 status
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 12:40:15PM -0700, Ralph Droms wrote:
> > I don't happen to share your opinion that "[t]he IETF has solidly
> > messed up this part of IPv6 by delaying things for 10 years or so,"
> No need to share any opinion here. Just try to run an IPv6-only network
> with Windows, Linux and MacOS clients, and consider whether the IETF
> might have given vendors better guidance. Or finished one or the other
> RFC 5 years earlier.
> As an operational person, this endless bickering between the RA camp and
> the "what do you need RA for that, when DHCP can do this all along" has
> FAIL stamped all over it.
If you are meaning to blame the RA/DHCP discussions for
the slow uptake of IPv6, I don't think that is correct.
IPv6 was declared operational in 2002 and 8 years later
we still have yet to see appreciable growth. But, that
is a business case failing and not a protocol one.
> Gert Doering
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