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Question about the future


> On Mon, 12 Jun 2000 [email protected] wrote:
> >     I am the director of development for one of the IBM Mainframe TCP/IP 
> > stacks.  Up to this point we have not implemented IP version 6, and none of 
> > our customers have even asked us for this support.  I guess, I'm wondering if 
> > this support will still be necessary.  So I thought I would solicit opinions.

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Peter Bunclark wrote:
> Are you expecting IBM Mainframes to be able to communicate to the billions
> of next-generation phones, TVs, refrigeraters etc etc that can't possibly
> fit into IPv4 address space and which will need IPv6's QOS, encryption,
> flow control and so on?

well, with IBM more and more moving towards Linux and Open Source one has
at least the option to use an operating system capable of IPv6 :)

besides that, IPv6 is inevitable. Maybe not in the next 2 years, but
definitely in 10 or even 5. (don't bug me if its getting 20 years - then
the transition group really fucked it up)


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