[ppml] Address Space versus Routing Slots

Martin Hannigan hannigan at renesys.com
Sat May 6 03:16:51 EDT 2006

At 08:17 PM 5/4/2006, David Conrad wrote:
>On May 4, 2006, at 7:53 AM, william(at)elan.net wrote:
> > I agree with Michael - IPv6 PI is not perfect but we desperately
> > need such
> > policy to help in adoption of IPv6 in the US - or otherwise we will
> > run
> > out of ipv4 space before majority are ready.
>I'm curious: what do people think will happen when IANA allocates the
>last unused /8?

Nothing. The commodity market for IPV4 will move above ground prior
to that and instead of faking asset acquisitions and lying on applications,
we'll see blocks openly traded in commodity or auction markets. Legacy
space will have value and people will exploit that. Real money will
exchange hands.

The registry/registrar mess is a whole lot of fun to watch. Perhaps it
makes sense to work on the conversion now and let the market decide when
it's time for v6 based on value of V4?


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