[AfrIPv6-Discuss] IPv6 packets from Chad

Lee Howard lee.howard at retevia.net
Wed Mar 14 17:15:22 UTC 2018

> 2018-03-13 19:06 GMT+00:00 Mukom Akong T. <mukom.tamon at gmail.com 
> <mailto:mukom.tamon at gmail.com>>:
>     2018-03-13 14:25 GMT+04:00 Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr
>     <mailto:bortzmeyer at nic.fr>>:
>         On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 09:29:59AM +0000,
>          Maye Diop <mayediop at gmail.com <mailto:mayediop at gmail.com>> wrote
>          a message of 231 lines which said:
>         > C'est la raison pour laquelle, ISOC-SN a décidé d'organiser en
>         > collaboration avec Afrinic, un atelier dédié aux managers
>         intitulé "*Driving
>         > IPv6 in Senegal from Management", du 02 au 06 Mai 2018.*
>         >
>         > L'objectif est de sensibiliser les Managers des services de
>         l'Etat, du
>         > Régulateur, des Universités et surtout du Secteur privé
>         D'un autre côté, les déploiements techniques n'ont pas forcément
>         besoin de la participation des managers. Les techniciens peuvent
>         activer IPv6 tout seuls. Si le manager est indifférent à cette
>         question, il ne faut pas le considérer comme un obstacle.
>     In some cases, the manager doesn't care and the engineers can go
>     ahead and start some kind of IPv6 deployment. In my experience,
>     the only kind of engineers who tend to do this are IT manager
>     types. And in almost all cases, their 'deployments' are never
>     company-wide (i.e. down to the customer but rather pieces like
>     "get a block", "announce it", "enable the core" and they generally
>     stop there.

Yes, I've spoken to a number of ISPs who have deployed IPv6 in the core, 
and keep asking for deployment to the edge devices, and for updates to 
the provisioning systems.

>     Sure we'll be tackling management training ...and we'll see if
>     that's indeed a challenge or an excuse.

Feels like a valid challenge to me. If you make changes to a production 
edge router, and something goes wrong, you can be fired. If you ignore 
what your manager tells you to work on, and work on IPv6 instead, you 
can be fired. If you spend some hours working on IPv6, and don't 
complete another project on time. . .  you see what I mean?

No project can succeed without management support.
Good managers are aware of their limited resources, including money and 
hours of work, so they have to prioritize.
In my experience, it's cheaper to have a two-year (or five-year !?!) 
plan that is "add IPv6 whenever you touch something" rather than a six 
month plan to get everything done all at once.

If every manager would figure out how long they can last before running 
out of IPv4 addresses, and how long before there's something they want 
that requires IPv6, I would be happy.
If they would figure out how long it will take them to deploy IPv6, I 
would be happier.
If they would figure out when they need to start before they need to 
start, I would be in bliss.


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>     Mukom Akong T.
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