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rchandra
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a cute musical ode to the death of IPv4

I just saw this and thought other IPv6 users would also find this entertaining:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIl-QCmTfgc


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Looks like the lyrics are on the net too
Now you can sing along!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIl-QCmTfgc

RIPE 55 THE DAY THE ROUTERS DIED

A long long time ago
I can still remember
when my laptop could connect elsewhere.

And I tell you all there was a day
the network card I threw away
had a purpose - and it worked for you and me.

But 18 years completely wasted
with each address we've aggregated
the tables overflowing
the traffic just stopped flowing...

And now we're bearing all the scars
and all my traceroutes showing stars.
The packets would travel faster in cars
the day the routers died.

So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
but I s'pose we'd better give it a try.
I suppose we'd better give it a try.

Now did you write an RFC
that dictated how we all should be?
And did we listen like we should that day?

Now were you back at RIPE 54
where we heard the same things months before
and the people knew they had to change their ways?

And we knew that all the ISPs
Could be future-proof for centuries.
But that was then not now.
Spent too much time playing WoW.

Oh there was a time we sat on IRC
making jokes on how this day would be.
Now there's no more use for TCP
the day the routers died...

So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
but I s'pose we'd better give it a try.
I suppose we'd better give it a try.

I remember those old days I mourn
sitting in my room, downloading porn.
Yeah, that's how it used to be...

When the packets flowed from A to B
via routers that could talk IP.
There was data that could be exchanged between you and me.

Oh but I could see you all ignore
the fact we'd fill up IPv4.
But we all lost the nerve
and we got what we deserved!

And while we threw our network kit away
and wished we'd heard the things they say.
Put all our lives in disarray
the day the routers died...

So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
but I s'pose we'd better give it a try.
I suppose we'd better give it a try.

Saw a man with whom I used to peer,
asked him to rescue my career.
He just sighed and turned away.

I went down to the net cafe
that I used to visit everyday.
But the man there said I might as well just leave.

And now we've all lost our purpose,
my cisco shares completely worthless...
No future meetings for me
at the Hotel Krasnapolsky.

And the men that make us push and push -
like Geoff Huston and Randy Bush.
Should've listened to what they told us
the day the routers died...

So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
but I s'pose we'd better give it a try.

http://www.justsomelyrics.com/928229/Ripe-55-The-Day-The-Routers-Died-Lyrics

--

Jim, VoIP 12/2002, VOIPo 2/2007
FAH-Tool~Pets~Join Artist-247


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reply to rchandra

I LOVE geek humor!! Now all we need is Wierd Al Y singing this!

Regards