3 Nov 2000 (updated 3 Nov 2000) »
Making firewall and networking vendors nervous is fun.
I have been demanding IPv6 consistently from them for the last few months. I work at one of Australia’s largest telcos, and through them, we’re in a position to break the chicken/egg IPv6 cycle.
Networking vendors have no IPv6 products of any description because they believe there’s no demand
OS vendors have IPv6 available -> customers want IPv6 native links
Telco’s and ISPs require carrier class equipment (but can’t get it (see 1))
Breaking the cycle:
Telcos and ISPs everywhere ask vendors for IPv6.
Vendors get nervous and cite “no demand” (which is rubbish)
Telcos and ISPs promise to abandon vendor like the sack of rubbish they are if they do not have a IPv6 story this sales cycle
Vendors get very nervous and go away…
Vendors produce IPv6 capable devices
telcos and ISPs are delighted and offer IPv6 services to customers
customers can use IPv6 …
Internet is saved to allow another zillion billion pr0n sites to work on a web enabled toaster
So, soon you’ll see IPv6 offerings from major players. Start practising now. 🙂
Hint 1: Always use 3DES ESP and AH, not just unencrypted sessions (makes government sanctioned eavesdropping so much harder to look at your puny, worthless life)
Hint 2: Demand from your ISP for an native IPv6 link (just in case they believe they have no demand, which would be strange)
Hint 3: Start practicing at home with IPv6; you’ll find things that don’t work, so help make things work so that when the links are available, you’ll be right.