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[rpd] Migrating quickly to IPv6

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Wed Jun 6 09:57:04 UTC 2018

Hi Willy, Jordi,
At 01:21 AM 06-06-2018, Willy MANGA wrote:
>Maybe it can be useful to readers to know which presentation you are
>talking about [1] .

That was the presentation.

>I have appreciated Geoff's study but  from my point of view the way
>people in africa may use/manage IPv6 in 2 or 5 years is yet unknown
>because you don't have enough data (kudos to projects like WIDER) .
>Generally you don't have unfortunately enough data coming from our
>continent; thus it's difficult to forecast exactly what can be the trend
>especially here.

There is a scarcity of data about the region.  As you mentioned, the 
trends cannot be forecasted without data.

At 01:50 AM 06-06-2018, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via RPD wrote:
>One thing I strongly suggest: Do not use migration for IPv6, it 
>confuses people.
>Migration is when you move (as an example) from Windows XP to 
>Windows Vista. You install a new operating system but the previous 
>one is gone. You don't run them simultaneously.
>The IETF has defined transition and coexistence mechanisms, NOT migration.

The word "transition" [1] might convey the idea that the previous 
state will no longer exist after X years.

S. Moonesamy
1. I agree with your comment about the word "migration". 

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