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Re: [opensuse] ipv6 - the "Tipping Point"
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 14:38:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <ni6qnj$bpp$>
Anton Aylward wrote:

While the points James make are, technically, correct, the "veryyyyy"
slow adoption tells me that those are not relevant to the tipping
point. The utility of IoT is going to be it. The address space
requirements of IoT will necessitate it,

That is certainly a possibility, although today to the great unwashed,
the IoT and IPv6 are about equally remote :-)

There are going to be other impediments, like size and power
requirement of sensors and actuators, but that's another matter.

Whatever the IoT device is, is has to be just an appliance, like the
fridge and the dishwasher. Buy one, have it delivered and installed,
then turn on. Much more than that, e.g. just a simple thing such as
configuration of a fixed IPv6 address, and it'll quickly grind to a

Per Jessen, Zürich (22.1°C) - virtual servers, made in Switzerland.

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