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IPv6 - a noobs prespective



On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM, Franck Martin <franck at genius.com> wrote:
> From: "William Herrin" <bill at herrin.us>
>> The thing that terrifies me about deploying IPv6 is that apps
>> compatible with both are programmed to attempt IPv6 before IPv4.
>> [...] is going to break again. And again. And again.
>
> This is dual stack, my recommendation is disable
> IPv6 on your servers (so your clients will still talk to
> them on IPv4 only), and let your client goes IPv6 first.
> Once you understand what is happening, get on IPv6
> on your servers.

That advice reminds me of a limerick I once heard:

A host is a host
>From coast to coast
And nobody talks to a host that's close
Unless the host that isn't close
Is busy, hung or dead.

Thanks, but it doesn't really speak to the problem I fear.

Regards,
Bill Herrin


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