[arin-ppml] Stepping forward, opening my mouth and removing all doubt about

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Wed Aug 27 15:33:21 EDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of William Herrin
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:54 AM
> To: Alain Durand
> Cc: Stewart Dean; arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Stepping forward,opening my mouth 
> and removing all doubt about

> I think the idea that IPv6 will be capable of playing a role 
> in the solution is a crock and that the feared hording has 
> already happened by a few large ISPs who opted to use 
> globally routeable IP addresses instead of NATed systems 
> everywhere they could primarily because it leaves them in 
> control of huge swaths of address space.

I'm sure that has happened.  But, once those hoarded addresses
are sold on the open market, then shortly afterwards those
hoarders will be using NATed systems everywhere, and the folks
they sold the addresses to will be using NATed systems, and we
will have succeeded only in delaying the inevitable for a short

IPv6 is the only way.


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