brian at meganet.net
Sat Sep 16 19:24:00 EDT 2000
: Does any of this discussion even matter? By the time you people finish the
: pathetic diatribe, IP telephony will just start to kick in. When this happens
: (since both Cisco and Lucent have their products available, and BILLIONS of
: dollars are being spent to make it happen...), the ONLY thing that will save us
: is the conversion to IP6. THERE WILL BE NO MORE SPACE, NO MATTER HOW STINGY OR
: STUPID YOU GET WITH THE IP4 SPACE. Lets all hope that real movement occures on
: the IP6 definition....
FWIW, IP telephony in most current implementations does not require each
end-station to have an IP address. Many use a network
protocol-independent scheme beyond the gateway to the actual
telephone/fax/etc. The eventual proliferation of telephony over IP
networks probably won't impact ip usage much more than the simple growth
of Internet use does, IMHO.
If v4 space runs out as quickly as you're suggesting, the conversion to v6
will be so painstakingly slow and arduous (considering current vendor
support, or lack thereof, and the short-term "hacks" that would be
necessary for implementation) as to make such a conversion almost moot to
I _do_ agree that this discussion has more than run its useful course, and
Bill Manning managed to clarify the "authority" issue viz. legacy block
reclamation. I'm clear on the fact that it's not an ARIN issue.
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