Subject: Re: (Somewhat OT) Re: INET6 in GENERIC
To: Jonathan Stone <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/23/2006 14:27:58
On Jul 16,  7:30am, Jonathan Stone wrote:
} In message <>,
} Ken Hornstein writes:
} >>} 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.
} >>
} >>     I'm not sure if I have the year right, but I think it is 2008 that
} >>the US military will be switching to IPv6.  This could push things
} >>along.
} >
} >AFAIK, that date is the date set for when everything should _support_
} >IPv6.  I don't believe there is a date set for when IPv4 should be
} >turned off.  But those dates have a tendancy to slip.
} Ken, you're a lot closer than most of us, but I';m sure is the third
} such deadline that I've heard about.  A cynic might almost say the
} deadline in question is always roughly "two years from now" :-/.

     Except that I originally heard about it some time ago (i.e. at
least 2.5 years ago and I haven't heard of any slippage.

}-- End of excerpt from Jonathan Stone