There's no "I" in IDN, part 19: There's no "I" in IPv6, either!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2013/10/17 07:01 -04:00, original URI:

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The industry must always be moving forward.

IPv4 is clearly the past.

Its address space is exhausted, completely.

The future is IPv6, and it is where the industry needs to be going.

Of course it was Aesop who asked in one of his more famous fables: "Who bells the cat?"

But now the question is how do companies do it? How do they get started?

How do they take their knowledge of what the future should be and concretely make plans to make it happen?

Well, keeping in mind that they have to move forward slowly, that they have to take baby steps, perhaps it starts early, in setup.

What if they in some future version offered IPv6 as a choice from the beginning?

They could explain the benefits of doing so, like no CP_OEMCP limitations, right from the start.

And then they can deliver on the promise by opening up the machine name rules completely.

Then they can work with industry partners to make sure they follow this lead in these IPv6-only scenarios, too.

Essentially, they can move forward sooner rather than later.

They have to anyway, right? 😏😏😊😏

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