Cost of IPv6 for IT operations team

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Sat Apr 4 16:20:43 CEST 2015

On Fri, 3 Apr 2015, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> "normal hardware refresh cycles" is something the Fortune 1000 have. 
> It's a nice concept but not one universally adopted by everyone else in 
> the real world.  Another one of these is "hardware service contracts" 
> That's not universally adopted, either.

Obviously, otherwise Win XP market share wouldn't be where it is 
considering MS has stopped supporting it.

The state of the SCADA and other "industry" applications is the result of 
a near total disregard for security when it comes to application 
programming. This will hopefully improve, but it'll take time, the same 
way IPv6 adoption will take time. However, it's still the truth that if 
you're buying equipment today that you intend to have around for 5-10 
years and you don't check them for IPv6 functionality, you're being 

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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