[ppml] alternative realities

Martin Hannigan martin.hannigan at batelnet.bs
Wed Aug 8 14:57:43 EDT 2007

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Beland <mark at mcsnet.ca>
To: Kevin Kargel <kkargel at polartel.com>
Cc: ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [ppml] alternative realities
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 16:43:12 -0600

> Kevin,
> First off, I think I'm one of the 'smaller guys'.. (two
> /20's).. I don't  know if my concerns here are well
> founded, but the way I can see this going over, the big
> guys won't be caught out  in the cold, they'll
> strategically buy out a few legacy ipv4 holders making
> sure they have got all the addresses they  need.........
> If the big guys have ample supply of ipv4 addresses, why
> switch... This forces your competitors  (the little guys)
> to put customers on ipv6..
> My concern here, bottom line, is some ISP's being forced
> to put users on  ipv6 while others are not... 

The problem with arguing big vs. small is that you create
classes and that forces inequalities. We should be careful
to maintain a "one for all" approach in order for things to
remain "fair". 

>I think
> there will be a great deal of resistance from users.....

> I think we'll see users demanding both ipv4 and ipv6 (at
> first)

Users aren't going to resist or demand anything except
working Internet 


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