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

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Thu Aug 28 08:50:52 EDT 2008

On 27 aug 2008, at 18:06, Milton L Mueller wrote:

> People who believe in an IPv6 transition have to ask themselves what
> happens 3 - 5 years from now when the migration is not complete and  
> the
> free pool is exhausted. Apparently their "policy" is panic-based crash
> IPv6 adoption by people who may or may not be ready. To have no policy
> regarding the reclamation and transfer of available IPv4 resources
> during that period is irresponsible.

Not at all. We are currently approaching a brick wall at a relatively  
modest pace. We all know what needs to be done, and there is still  
time to get 90% of what needs to be done in place before we hit that  

Making IPv4 tradable means that our trajectory towards the wall will  
change in ways that we can't predict. The wall is still going to be  
there so we still need to plan for that collision, the only difference  
is that now we don't know when that will happen. Some think it will be  
later than it would be without the policy change and that that's  
enough of an advantage to take the risk, but I disagree: it buys us  
little and we risk a lot.

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