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"Programmers can't get IPv6 thus that is why they do not have IPv6 in their applications"....



In message <84F8DEBC-C754-4D06-99B0-405CC8A358BD at josephholsten.com>, Joseph Hol
sten writes:
> On 2012-11-27, at 21:07, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> > As such, if an application does not do proper IPv6 today the people in
> > charge of the thing simply did not care...
> 
> Or do care.=20
> 
> =46rom http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/HadoopIPv6:
> > Apache Hadoop does not currently support IPv6 networks, it uses IPv4 =
> addresses for communicating between nodes. This is because Hadoop is =
> designed to work in private datacenters, which usually have private IP =
> addresses in the 10.x.x.x address space.
> >=20
> > 	=95 Using IPv4 addresses everywhere provides a single form of =
> TCP addressing for all our tests. Different network configurations (DNS, =
> reverse DNS, DNS caching) still provide lots of problems and performance =
> issues, but there is no need to worry about which IP protocol version is =
> used.
> > 	=95 Shorter addresses make for shorter packets, which can have a =
> benefit on busy networks.
> >=20
> > This does not mean that the Hadoop team thinks that IPv4 is the best =
> ever network protocol and that there is no reason to upgrade ever, only =
> that it works well in datacenters.=20
> 
> (Yes, I am technically trolling. But mostly because I don't have the =
> energy to fight for IPv6 any more. Maybe you do?)

Most of which is just FUD.

Mark
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