[ppml] IPv4 address and routing slot markets

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Mon Oct 29 17:49:06 EDT 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net]On Behalf Of
>Scott Leibrand
>Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 1:16 PM
>To: michael.dillon at bt.com
>Cc: ppml at arin.net
>Subject: Re: [ppml] IPv4 address and routing slot markets
>michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
>>> Don't worry about it.  Sooner or later one of the Very Large 
>>> ISP's is going to be in the position of they either pony up 
>>> the hundreds of millions needed to upgrade all their routers, 
>>> or filter and cut off a bunch of idiots.
>> The very largest ISPs do a lot of forward planning and already have IPv6
>> support in most of their network. They are also all doing various types
>> of testing of IPv6 because they are all getting RFIs and RFPs that ask
>> for IPv6 support. Probably none of the very largest ISPs will be stuck
>> spending millions in capital expenses at the last minute to support an
>> expanded IPv4 routing table because they will all be pushing new
>> customers towards IPv6 network access.
>Do you anticipate that the very large ISPs will drop out of the IPv4 DFZ 
>any time soon?  That seems unlikely to me.  While large ISPs do appear 
>to be getting positioned to provide IPv6 connectivity to customers, I 
>think they'll still need to support the IPv4 routing table as well for 
>quite awhile yet.  If they're putting all their new customers on v6, but 
>others are expanding their v4 route announcements, that seems like a 
>really good set of incentives to "filter and cut off a bunch of idiots" 
>to me...

It's either that or launch:

www.free-porn.com and www.free-piratedmovies.com as IPv6 only websites.


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