[ppml] alternative realities (was PIv6 for legacy holders (/wRSA + efficient use))

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Wed Aug 1 00:52:24 EDT 2007

i'll tell you what worries the hell outta me.

we have someone from the iana talking what i see as both both business
and operational sense.

and we have arin board members telling us the end of the world is neigh
and/or that we should bet on techno-idealism as opposed to greed and
next quarter's net.

something is very scary broken here.

things are going to get uglier.  but they will be a continuous
processes.  they'll be slow enough we can even see them, talk about
them, and make decisions based on our perceptions.  almost as if this
was a business.

the one thing that is gonna make things very hard for us is being able
to get dual-stack equipment, software, ...  lack of availability will
severely limit our options.

and trying to use address assignment policy to affect vendors may be the
most extreme case of everything looking like a nail to the fool with the
hammer that i have ever seen.

this discussion should be happening on nanog and the isps should be
shaking withheld orders at the vendors unless they have high quality
dual stack kit.

and i wanna nominate drc for arin board!  (yes, i know)


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