Subject: Re: (Somewhat OT) Re: INET6 in GENERIC
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: J. Scott Kasten <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/23/2006 22:47:20
On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> I don't think the US DoD is the primary driver for the conversion,
> though it will help.  I do think the pieces are just about in place.
> The issue has always been an n-way chicken-and-egg problem.  Sites


> used for cell phones, PDAs, and set-top boxes today.  Wouldn't it be
> nice if my Internet-enabled cell phone could tell my Internet-enabled
> video recorder what to record?  Doing that today involves upleasant
> interactions with NAT boxes.  Microsoft wants seamless connectivity
> because it's easier and lets them write simpler-to-use software.

THE KILLER APP EFFECT! :) That is what it will take.


J. Scott Kasten <>

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