[arin-discuss] ipv6 technology supplier phone bank?

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Thu Sep 24 13:03:21 EDT 2009

John Curran wrote:
> On Sep 24, 2009, at 10:45 AM, John Brown wrote:
>> I'd also create a "Badge" that allows the vendors to say we are IPv6
>> ready...  Much like to IPv6 pins I saw at a IETF in Japan a number  
>> of years
>> ago.

There is one already.

I would just observe that certification is expensive and in my opinion
fairly incomplete and that there are more products without it that
support v6 then there are with...

> John -
>     That aspect could overlap existing IPv6 advocacy organizations in  
> the region; would you recommend we work in conjunction or  
> independently on this?

The gap in my mind driven by the lack of operational experience, on the
part of the consumers of the technology (isp's and enterprises) about
what they need, in turn that leads to a paucity of useful feedback to
vendors (I'm one of those). It's not apparently obvious to the customer
for example that a dual stack firewall should probably support being
managed over v6, that routers need dhcpv6 relay, that ra-guard like
mechanisms are desirable, etc. Without experience there are a lot of
problems that the feature request (need v6 support) doesn't exactly capture.

> /John
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