Re: 2.4 and full ipv6 - will it happen?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 18:54:22 EST

On Tue, 2002-08-20 at 00:23, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Thunder from the hill <>
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 17:34:51 -0600 (MDT)
> We're using it for years now. Works well, made me incredibly happy ever
> since. Just too cool thing.
> The keyword is "you", you are using is locally at your site.
> There are zero backbone ipv6 routers, everyone is still tunneling
> or has a custom network layout for their usage.

That will begin to change. The twenty year expiry for all the potential
lunatic submarine patents on IPv6 stuff will expire in a few years. And
while many vendors and big carriers won't publically admit it that is
one of the current major concerns.

3G phones might help too, although they seem to have gone down the
cosmic toilet pan in the short term

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