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"Programmers can't get IPv6 thus that is why they do not have IPv6 in their applications"....
On 11/27/2012 01:07 PM, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> On 2012-11-27 20:21, mike wrote:
>> This is a point that is probably more significant than is
>> appreciated. If the app, IT, and networking ecosystem don't even have
>> access to ipv6 to play around with, you can be guaranteed that they
>> are going to be hesitant about lighting v6 up in real life.
> I cannot be saf for the people who claim to be programmers who do things
> with networking and who do not care to follow the heavy hints that they
> have been getting for at least the last 10 years that their applications
> need to start supporting IPv6. Especially as APIs like getaddrinfo()
> make it really easy to do so.
I think you vastly overestimate that developers will a) know about
v6 and b) care even if they do if it's not affecting them. Asking mortals
to understand tunnel brokers -- even developer mortals -- just isn't going
to happen. If we want the small percentage of apps that break with v6
to be fixed, it needs to a) show up as a bug report from enough people
to matter and b) need to be testable by your average developer.
This chicken and egg problem can really only be solved by ISP's, IMO.