Subject: Re: (Somewhat OT) Re: INET6 in GENERIC
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: J. Scott Kasten <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/22/2006 09:40:42
Japan has a government mandate for IPv6 services with a drop dead date in 
the relatively short future.  There are a few other countries that have 
followed suit.  That has always been my leverage with management.

As it is, I've been very pleased with the NetBSD support for v6.  As of 
the 2.0 release, only the named in the base system was wanting.  (It 
supported AAAA records, but could only listened on a v4 socket.)  The 
pkgsrc version does have full v6 support.



On Tue, 21 Feb 2006, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> Depends on where you are. If you're only selling in the US, then yeah.
> If you're selling overseas, then you can get more push for v6, especially
> in Japan. Among other things, I understand the regulatory environment
> there (and I don't mean ICANN) is much stricter for v4 than it is for v6;
> there are business opportunities that will require v6 to happen.
> Take care,
> Bill