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[rpd] RE: [afnog] What are the major challenges in enabling Services to run on IPv6?

Adam Nelson adam at
Tue Oct 28 11:54:39 UTC 2014

And just to add to all the great technical arguments here, there's also the
career aspects.

In 5 years, would you rather be applying to a job and saying "We had
dual-stack across the network and I was in charge of that rollout." or
"I've never worked with IPv6".  I know I would rather be saying the former
rather than the latter.

There's a case to be made for pushing for a dual-stack approach purely from
a career longevity approach and to be frank, it's also a sign that an
organization is behind the curve if they aren't IPv6-capable.  It's not
infrequent that I choose a vendor based on a technology choice that shows
institutional capacity and forward-thinking, even if I don't need that
particular feature.


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On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Andrew Alston <
Andrew.Alston at> wrote:

> Hi Phil,
> Actually that's in the pipeline for what we want to do.  There are large
> segments of our network that I could comfortably run V6 only on *IF* I had
> an ability to do Martini PW over v6, but sadly, since Martini PW still
> requires LDP in most vendor implementations, this is not possible yet.  I
> believe that LDPv6 is on the Juniper and Cisco roadmaps for 2015 (though I
> am open to correction on this), and if that happens, I can tell you right
> now, that for at least 1500 devices I can think of off the top of my head,
> v4 will be a thing of the past.
> Andrew
> -----Original Message-----
> From: afnog [mailto:afnog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Phil Regnauld
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:22 PM
> To: Mark Tinka
> Cc: rpd at; afnog at
> Subject: Re: [afnog] What are the major challenges in enabling Services to
> run on IPv6?
> Mark Tinka (mark.tinka) writes:
> >
> > All the IPv4 addresses in Africa mean nothing if the rest of the world
> > has run out and are moving to IPv6.
>         Well, technically, no one's moved to IPv6 yet. They've
>         *added* IPv6, but I don't know of anyone off v4 yet :)
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