IPv6 meeting Wed & Thur

There is a relatively important meeting happening Wed & Thursday, and I would encourage all who are interested - listen in! The quick description:
“An interim meeting will be organized on October 1-2, 2008, in Montreal, Canada to continue discussions about the IPv4 and IPv6 co-existence, NAT-PT replacement, and new tunneling or translation solutions to address needs in this space. This is a meeting that affects work happening in a number of WGs (SOFTWIRE, V6OPS, BEHAVE, INTAREA).”

The “right thing to do” if you will be listening in – go here, create an account and add yourself to the remote list (it’s a Wiki).

FWIW, The list of drafts to be discussed:



Word of the Day : Hypocrite

" WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview. " ... read the NYP article for more ...

... or how about this, from Drudge:
The nation's financials may be in a spiral, but cash is flowing into the Obama campaign faster than Marvin Hamlisch can play "Niagara"!

Yesterday, Obama declared how we are in "the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression."

Today he will host a dinner in Beverly Hills --- costing attendees $28,500 dollars each!


IPv6, an anology

A great quote from the ARIN-PPML mailing list (not written by me):

"IP address space is allocated under homesteading rules: you must prove you need it before you can get it. The amount of unclaimed IPv4 space is running out, which means soon we'll need to buy it from someone else, though the homesteading rules will still apply. However, there's a new continent out there called IPv6, which has all the land we need for cheap, but it's on the other side of the ocean so we'd need ships called 'NAT-PT devices' for our customers to get back and forth until everyone else has migrated over too. Or, we can build taller buildings, using NAT construction, here on the IPv4 mainland to house more customers on less land, but those buildings are more expensive to buy and maintain, fall down frequently, and one day we'll need those same NAT-PT ships to get to all the folks over on the IPv6 continent."
... and the author continues, to note that "Yes, it has holes like any metaphor does, but it's good enough to explain to a non-techie the various problems and options available -- and their costs." ... INDEED!