[ppml] NANOG IPv4 Exhaustion BoF

Bill Darte BillD at cait.wustl.edu
Wed Mar 5 14:54:28 EST 2008

> Raul Echeberria wrote:
> >> Without some form of transfer policy, ARIN simply becomes 
> irrelevant 
> >> as address consumers go to the "black" market in order to 
> meet their 
> >> requirements.
> > 
> > Or they adopt IPv6.
> > Which are the factors that will make take one decision or 
> other is an 
> > interesting discussion.
> Don't forget that, until the entire rest of the world adopts 
> IPv6, organizations doing so will still need IPv4 
> addresses/connectivity to run dual-stack or some sort of (yet 
> to be standardized or
> commercialized) protocol translation.  If nothing else, a 
> legitimate market for IPv4 transfers will ensure that new 
> entrants can get the IPv4 addresses they need to support 
> whatever technology they choose to use to communicate with 
> the rest of the IPv4 Internet.
> -Scott

Well, we'd like to think that such market would 'ensure' that they would
get the addresses they 'need'.
I'd say that this may be probable, but uncertain....


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