[arin-ppml] IPv4 Depletion as an ARIN policy concern

Martin Hannigan marty at akamai.com
Mon Nov 2 10:12:16 EST 2009

On Nov 2, 2009, at 10:03 AM, Lee Howard wrote:

>>> Yes, if you don't have IPv6 connectivity, you can't connect over  
>>> IPv6.
>>> That's a careless LAN administrator.
>> Why are you libeling me?  You say I'm a careless if I turn on IPv6  
>> on my
>> LAN before my ISP offers IPv6 connectivity, so how the hell am I  
>> supposed
>> to test whether our applications work with IPv6, as some of my  
>> customers
>> are demanding?  (By "our applications", I mean applications that we  
>> write
>> for our customers.  How are our programmers supposed to write  
>> network-
>> agnostic applications without ever seeing an actual IPv6 network?)
> "Libel"?  Seriously?  That's not libel, it's just name-calling.
> I would suggest you test your applications on a test network, not your
> production network.  Otherwise, your testing might interfere with your
> production connectivity, and not just in the case of IPv6.

I'd like to suggest that this thread is misguided, useless and pretty  
much dead and y'all should get a room. :-)



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