Re: [Int-area] Google Statistics for IPv6 adoption.

Dave Crocker <> Sun, 16 April 2017 17:25 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Int-area] Google Statistics for IPv6 adoption.
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On 4/16/2017 10:02 AM, Steve Crocker wrote:
>   Any transition solution, whether from IPv4 to IPv6 or a successor 
> protocol elsewhere on the stack, has to be designed to permit overlap 
> and interoperability during the very long period when both the old and 
> new protocols will be operating.

Given the amount of time any Internet-scale transition must/will take, 
the term 'transition' is tending to be problematic, because it 
encourages of tone of temporariness.

When the scale is one or more decades -- as we seem to be seeing 
regularly -- the better model is long-term dual-stack with 
interoperability support (gateways and tunnels.)

> Further, there will have to be two incentives at work for the transition 
> to succeed.

+1, but the challenge is figuring out who to incentivize and making sure 
the incentives are powerful and real (and usually immediate.)  We all 
have a tendency to imagine incentives that are convenient to our goals, 
whereas those doing the uptake often prove remarkably uncooperative to 
our view...

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking