Besides Internet Service Providers there are a lot of company who offer enterprises to outsource there IT. There is often a little Internet service stuff included but the main businesses is running SAP, running customer networks, …
Most of these service providers will start implementing IPv6 when the first customer didn’t sign a contract because the service provider couldn’t provide IPv6.
Given that the support for Windows XP is running out in the next couple of month many enterprises work on migrating to Windows 7. Windows 7 does support IPv6 rather well but there is no need to use it. In fact many enterprises turn off IPv6 (despite a warning form Microsoft).
The extended Support for Windows 7 will run out in 2020. So if the successor of Windows 7 needs IPv6 for some a brand new and shiny killer feature, chances are good that enterprises will start implementing IPv6
about a 1.5-1 years before Support for Windows 7 runs out.
When there is no new and shiny killer feature in the Windows 7 successor then we’ll repeat the above step with the successor+1.
BTW: Did you now that you can uninstall IPv4 in Windows? Try
netsh interface ipv4 uninstall
There is no uninstall for IPv6.
P.S. Yes, my coffee cup is half empty
I thing I know why you don’t have to pay for wireless internet at many hotels anymore: If you don’t pay for it there is only little reason to complain and to ask you money back.
I’m currently in Munich and the wireless connection in the hotel is okay for about 5-10 minutes. After that: Nothing.
Why to I even bother? 3G works just fine.
Sometimes IT is like magic:
- Puff and it’s end of 1999 and you still haven’t checked if all your systems are ready for the year 2000.
- Puff and the hard disk is full (There was no time to implement monitoring)
- Puff and the server breaks down (How could it? It was barely 10 years old!)
- Puff and the construction worker hits the cable and your only connection to the rest of the world fails. And not only for you but also for the 500 customers in your data center. (Sure, we should have thought of that. But wasting money for something that never happened before?)
- Puff and the End of Support for Windows XP is there (Yes, yes they announced it years ago but who’d known time passes faster nowadays. There was no time and no money for to take care of it earlier.)
- Puff and you don’t get any IPv4 addresses. And other people claim they only have IPv6 and have problems using your great product and accessing you website. (Yes. People have told you. But we don’t had the time and money.)
- Puff and your server is hacked! (Yes, yes. We should have updated the system but no time and no money. And 10 years back when we did updates one update crashed our server. So we decided that updates are to risky!)
I’ve seen most these magically occurring events. And they all got fixed by spending money and time. More time and money than doing things in time. But hey! We are working in IT! Every problem is new! Why should we remember problems from the past? And why should we learn from mistakes other people did?
Addresses are too long to remember so you have to use and understand DNS.
From what I’ve seen lately network admins really don’t like DNS.
“Please add 192.0.2.10 to the monitoring system. The hostname is router_foo_bar.”
No FQDN, no DNS records, no nothing. And underscores in the name. So once again one has to rely on the poor mans
DNS (aka /etc/hosts).
When working as a freelancer you often have to deal with strange people. I already mentioned iOS vs IOS earlier.
Here are some examples:
“I’ll just send you an email about a very interesting project” – “Just” meaning phone call first then hitting send.
Or (two weeks ago): “We need someone for an IPv6 workshop in two weeks” – As I just had two days left and the customer was on the route between two other customers. I answered but got no reply. Then last week (different company offering the project, same text): “We need someone for an IPv6 workshop this week. Or next week!”
And another favorite: “Opportunité de mission pour un ingénieur checkpoint”. Whats wrong with that? I don’t speak French and I’m not working with Check Point firewalls.
I buy DVDs! I own a lot of them. A couple of hundred at least.
Please stop bothering me with anti piracy spots on the DVDs I bought. I makes me think too stop buying DVDs. And Blue Ray disks and other media. I won’t start to pirate your content, I just will stop consuming it.