[ppml] IPv6>>32

Tony Hain alh-ietf at tndh.net
Wed May 11 18:22:43 EDT 2005

Bill Darte wrote:
> ...
> If by neigh you mean 3-5 years, then I suggest that ARIN strike up the
> band...wave the flag...and release the lawyers to go recover v4 space.  I
> do
> not see v6 overcoming its vexing problems and satisfying a (yet inobvious)
> substantial demand for it maturing in the interim.

Yes we are talking about an approximate 5 year timeframe, but you would be
wasting your time to go down the reclamation path. Even if you do recover a
few /8's, it will take years of fighting (likely an expensive effort in the
courts) and at the end of the day you get back a month or two of run rate.
The IANA run rate has been accelerating over the last 5 years and we are
already burning close to 1 /8 per month. If the 5 year rate of growth holds
(and given the ability to get public space for private use it will only go
up) we will be at 1.5 per month in 3 years. So if you get back 3 /8's after
the reclamation fights you will consume them faster than the current users
of the space can renumber. A more prudent use of the time will be helping
people with their IPv6 rollout.


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