Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 22:49:34 -0500
From: Christopher Morrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Very true but why the reference to vacuum tubes?
sadly it was an FAA computer system joke.
But, since the "F" stands for Federal, if it is still up in two years,
it must be reachable by IPv6. Today, the odds are pretty slim as almost
no federal systems are reachable by IPv6. It will be an interesting two
years for a lot of federal IT folks as the mandate is from the OMB who
can pull a budget for non-compliance.
Can they simply extend the mandate? We need to setup new connectivity
to the FFA and was hoping to go IPv6 right out of the gate.
Is that the FFA or the FAA?
I've pinged someone offline who may have a contact. Will let you know offline if I do and connect you. I had some peripheral insight a few years ago when I did some work with Boeing. Even had a hand at editing some ARINC standards. The airline industry was umm....interesting Suffice to say the guy I was working with at Boeing was pushing hard for v6 capability within ARINC and this was 2007. Keep fingers crossed.
I wanted to thank everyone for both their online and offline replies.
At this time the FAA does not support IPv6 to connect to the ASDI