[ppml] alternative realities

Mark Beland mark at mcsnet.ca
Tue Aug 7 16:05:16 EDT 2007

I completely agree,
The hard core capitalists would say let market forces drive the 
deployment of ipv6. That
is to say, I think ARIN is in a position to force the implementation of 
ipv6, and thats what
they should do, work towards making ipv4 more expensive, less practical, 
or simply 'expire'
allocations to force rapid uptake of ipv6 so we're not living out the 
next 20 years in an
mixed v4 v6 environment.
Unless proper planning is done to ensure a smooth migration, what we 
will see is users
demanding either or both ipv4 and ipv6 addresses creating a really big 
mess..... Not to
mention the supposed 'free market' of ipv4 addresses that are liable to 
be traded as commodities
once exhaustion occurs.
 From where I stand, the question here is whether we choose to plan 
ahead and take measures
to ensure the development of a proper migration strategy that 
encourages/forces the upgrade to
the new technology, or simply let the network operators find their own 
solutions that may or
may not be in the best interest of the community at large.

David Conrad wrote:
> Ted,
> On Aug 7, 2007, at 12:29 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> When we see Windows Vista reaching 50% penetration and the "post  
>> Vista" windows OS at 20% penetration, and the "pre Vista" os's at  
>> 30% penetration of all Windows desktops, that will then be the time  
>> to start discussing migration of SOHO end users independently  
>> connected to ISPs, to IPv6.
> An interesting theory.  But doesn't this assume that the content  
> those users want to gain access to is also available on IPv6?  And  
> why would those content providers assume the cost of deploying IPv6  
> if there are no customers to use it?
> Regards,
> -drc
> (who has given up and turned off IPv6 in my laptop because it was too  
> annoying to wait for IPv6 to fail before falling back to IPv4)
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