[ppml] Fwd: Policy Proposal: IPv6 Assignment Size Reduction

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Tue Oct 30 12:35:05 EDT 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net]On Behalf Of
>Brian Dickson
>Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 7:58 AM
>To: Jeroen Massar
>Cc: IPv6 Operations; ARIN People Posting Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [ppml] Fwd: Policy Proposal: IPv6 Assignment Size Reduction
>Wouldn't it be better to ensure that the rate of router slot 
>consumption, is low enough to match up
>with natural router amortization and replacement periods (3-5 years) 
>instead of causing another
>round of ISP bankruptcies?


  Just quick point here.  It's unlikely that if the routing
table grows past existing ISP equipment that it would result in
ISP bankruptcies.  A far more likely scenario among the smaller
cash-poor ISP's is it will encourage single homing with the resultant
lowering of Internet reliability for customers of those ISPs.


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