[ppml] Proposed Policy: IPv4 Countdown

Bill Darte BillD at cait.wustl.edu
Wed Mar 14 20:47:21 EDT 2007




>Hi,

<snip>

>> ISPs will have to pay whatever the market demands until their - 
>> customers- stop using
>> IPv4.

>I suspect -customers- will have to pay whatever the market demands.   
>ISPs will undoubtedly be happy to route prefixes provided to them by  
>their customers for a (perhaps not so) nominal fee.  Of course, this  
>implies fragmenting prefixes and a surge in the amount of  
>unaggregatable routing information being propagated back and forth  
>(whether this is a real problem depends is an interesting ongoing  
>debate).

This is the real problem of the end-game IMO.... It is going to put added pressure on the route table and bring that very real problem to the fore.
Addressing is not broken nearly as bad as routing for the future.

<snip>

Blech.

Rgds,
-drc



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