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[rpd] A typical conversation with a service provider on v6

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Mon Jun 16 20:48:11 UTC 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014 05:10:04 PM Mwendwa Kivuva wrote:

> There is a cots of rolling over to a fully supported IPv6
> network. Do the ISPs feel they will get Return on
> Investment in the near future from that effort? So for
> example, operator X might argue "My ISP is v6 ready, to
> enjoy the benefits, you will pay $+1 unlike operator Z
> who charges $ but does not support v6". Remember,
> outdated network equipment may not support IPv6 and
> Dual-stacking is not usually possible in such cases.
> (use tunneling?). Also, non-compliant equipment needs to
> be replaced because the manufacturer no longer exists or
> software updates are not possible. My point is, who will
> foot that cost? Are customers ready to pay more to have
> that edge?

If you search Google and lots of various mailing list 
archives, you'll see this point discussed into oblivion. So 
I won't add to the noise.

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