[arin-ppml] The non-deployment of IPv6

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Mon Dec 7 16:57:48 EST 2009

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:


> Today, though, Vista bombed hard, and it's too early to see what Win 7
> will do - but I frankly don't see a huge reason to switch to it, and
> I have both Win XP and Win 7 at home and in the office.  And seriously,
> folks, does everyone here understand that Microsoft will be releasing 
> security updates and patches to XP Professional until 4/8/2014?  That
> is almost 5 years from now.  You can be sure that XP will be a 
> significant number of installed seats on the Internet until then, and
> as long as it is, IPv6 isn't going to be widely deployed.
> As for IPv4+, or whatever alternative you dream up, unless you have MS
> buy-in, then you can just forget it.  And MS is backing IPv6
> Ted

AMEN!!!, +1, You got it man!

FYI, look up DriectAccess in Windows7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is 
an IPv6 always on automated built-in VPN solution, for getting you back 
to your corporate support mother-ship.  If the corporate desktop and 
laptop support people buy in to it, and the security people don't have a 
cow, IPv6 will take off in the corporate world.  Yes, that is a big IF, 
but VPN is a big support and user headache and if this really makes that 
go away. Watch out, IPv6 may be coming to your office sooner then you 
might think.

It is way to early to say for sure, I wouldn't necessarily be betting 
the farm on it, but I'm not sure I'd be betting against it either.

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