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[arin-ppml] is NAT an inevitabile part of IPv4 / IPv6 transition

On Feb 8, 2011, at 6:14 PM, Tony Hain wrote:

> FWIW: IANA would have run out 2 years ago if the RIRs had not changed their
> behavior of maintaining 2 years of projected need as a local pool. In other
> words, we could have focused global attention to the issue with time to do a
> dual-stack deployment, but people wanted to put off the inevitable as long
> as possible, so we are now stuck with the result.

Tony - 
 
  We've done lots of things to keep IPv4 running, but the RIRs have 
  also been telling operators to deploy IPv6 in parallel and get ready
  for the day when there is no free pool left.
 
  When you say "we could have focused global attention to the issue",
  what exactly do you mean?

/John

John Curran
President and CEO
ARIN