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RE: IPv6 adoption behavior



Sorry all these vendors support IPv6 upgrades as part of OS releases: Sun, IBM, HP, Microsoft, Cisco, Juniper, Windriver, and others.  Yes some router and embedded systems hardware will require next gen hardware.  But to say that IPv6 requires a hardware upgrade is misleading and not true for most boxes deployed in the market today.

/jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Måns Nilsson [mailto:mansaxel@sunet.se] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 3:34 AM
> To: ipv6@ietf.org
> Cc: Dan Lanciani
> Subject: Re: IPv6 adoption behavior
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --On Monday, October 20, 2003 00:23:04 -0400 Dan Lanciani 
> <ipng-incoming@danlan.com> wrote:
> 
> > I strongly doubt that IPv6 will be available as a software-only 
> > upgrade for any but the latest equipment.  There is just too little 
> > incentive for vendors (especially ones who have gone out of 
> business 
> > :) to support "legacy" hardware (where "legacy" seems to 
> mean over six 
> > months old).
> 
> My SparcStation 4 machines all run v6. They were built around 
> 1995, iirc. We have a Cisco 7507 router in SUNET, bought 
> around 1996, which runs v6. 
> 
> Do you need more examples? 
> 
> -- 
> Måns Nilsson            Systems Specialist
> +46 70 681 7204         KTHNOC  MN1334-RIPE
> 
> We're sysadmins. To us, data is a protocol-overhead.
> 

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