[ppml] Proposed Policy: IPv4 Countdown

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Thu Mar 15 20:04:16 EDT 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net]On Behalf Of
>michael.dillon at bt.com
>Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 1:55 PM
>To: ppml at arin.net
>Subject: Re: [ppml] Proposed Policy: IPv4 Countdown
>At that time nobody could predict how and why people would migrate to
>IP. There were plenty of people giving hundreds of reasons why IP and
>the Internet was inferior. Many of those reasons were 100% right but
>both IP and the Internet evolved, slowly and inexorable gathering mass
>and momentum. IPv6 has been doing this for years now. It's not just a
>quaint idea on the shelf.

Actually the entire discussion of whether or not to switch to IPv6 is
academic since there's nothing else out there, other than the idea of
reclaiming IPv4 addresses and conserving IPv4 space.  And both of those
ideas, even though I am a proponent of them, are merely stopgaps.  The
only future is IPv6.


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