Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pentagon pressuring suppliers to use IPv6 products they sell on their own networks, Web sites

This article by Carolyn Duffy Marsan appeared on NetworkWorld:

U.S. military strong-arming IT industry on IPv6
Pentagon pressuring suppliers to use IPv6 products they sell on their own networks, Web sites

The U.S. military is ratcheting up the pressure on its network suppliers to deploy IPv6 on their own networks and Web sites so they can gain operational experience and fix bugs in the products they are selling that support the next-generation Internet protocol.

For years, the Defense Department in public forums and private conversations has been pushing network hardware and software companies to use their own IPv6 products, a practice known as "eating your own dog food" in tech industry parlance
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