Subject: Re: (Somewhat OT) Re: INET6 in GENERIC
To: Thomas E. Spanjaard <>
From: J. Scott Kasten <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/22/2006 23:23:28
On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, Thomas E. Spanjaard wrote:

> The number of $ 0.5 million seems a lot to me, but I guess you have 
> experience with that. I'm no corporate guy :). But still, do you think the 
> argument still holds that developing for IPv6 now is cheaper than stacking 
> hack on hack on hack for the next X years?

Yes, I'm a strong v6 supporter - for all those reasons.  I've argued the 
case in 3 companies now.  It is a really tough job.  That's why it is not 
more pervasive than it is.  I was just giving everyone a glimpse into why 
we don't have it.

> That smells of the often-seen lack of knowledge of manager types (Dilbert 
> anyone?).

Lack of knowledge is part of it.  But the other part is that execs don't 
weigh the cost/benfit the same as engineers, or even users.


J. Scott Kasten <>

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