So, time for some real action?

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Thu Feb 6 17:20:25 CET 2014


On 06/02/14 16:04, Dick Visser wrote:
> I know there are different opinions on this.
> But between black and white there are many shades of grey.

Maybe. But this phrase:

"If turning IPv4 off results in inability to perform our job for our 
employers, we tell them the reason and take a day off."

...does not send a good message. I would be inclined to tell the member 
of staff to get their a**e into work and stop acting like such a child.


If I understand the proposal correctly, the idea is that individuals 
will disable IPv4 for a day, on their own personal equipment or 
workstations.

If so:

  1. That *might* be useful, but it's unclear to me why having a "day" 
for this is helpful; the purpose of IPv6 day #1 and #2 was to coordinate 
the enabling for people who *didn't* opt in, so that any impact would 
have an obvious cause. If an individual wants to do this, they can do it 
at any time and see the effects.

  2. The wording needs to be improved, drastically. It has a very 
care-free tone to it, which is not helpful to the overall efforts.

IMHO effort at this point would be best directed to the large, holdout 
broadband providers in countries with low uptake (e.g. BT in the UK).


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