Re: [fw-wiz] Off topic: Any one know of a good IPV6 reference book?

From: Christopher Hicks (
Date: 07/31/03

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    On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, Joseph S D Yao wrote:
    > And the US DOD seems to be spear-heading this particular revolution, eh?
    > [No, you do NOT have to remind me of OSI networking and ADA. ;-)]

    Oh no. I wasn't going to remind you of OSI networking, but certainly
    remember ADA and one of the DOD big successes at popularizing technology -
    COBOL. The DOD didn't manage to turn the world into a bunch of ADA
    programmers. (C'est la vie.) But Grace Hopper (who in my experience is
    well respected in the hacker community) was one of the "leading lights" on
    the committee to create an interim langauge for doing DOD software
    development that ended up producing COBOL. When the DOD succeeds they
    succeed big and it can surprise technology advocates and international
    petty tyrants, but that's getting even too OT for this list....

    Of course since COBOL was the "short term" solution it may roughly
    analgoize to IP4 and ADA would then be IP6 making mjr and the happy band
    of IP6 curmugeons happy with their predictions. But personally I suspect
    despite my amusing analogies that we'll eventually all be running IPV6.
    It's just a matter of time. OF course I've said the same thing for the
    last 15 years about switching from vi to emacs, and now I have vim. I
    still don't use emacs. It's a good thing this is a moderated list or I'd
    have to feel guilty about making emacs out to be as dead as IPV6.... oops,
    did I just say that? :) Feel free to flame me directly if you're not

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