[arin-ppml] fair warning: less than 1000 days left to IPv4 exhaustion

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Mon May 5 14:49:42 EDT 2008

At 1:36 PM -0500 5/5/08, Dan.Thorson at seagate.com wrote:
>So I please beg everybody's pardon when I say, speaking ONLY for me (and
>not my company), that I do not have any sense of urgency re: an IPv6
>conversion/rollout, since clearly my upstreams don't have any.

Dan -
    There are major ISP's who will provide IPv6 today, and alternatively
    you can readily obtain a IPv6 to let you begin with your own planning
    and testing.

>I suspect the biggest problem will be for the company which opens their
>doors in 3 years, and tries to get IP space, and finds that they can only
>get IPv6... and then discovers that only a fraction of the people on the
>Internet can reach their www site.  THEN it's gonna hit the fan.

    Correct.   You can reduce the fallout a little bit by having
    *your* key public servers (i.e. public web, SMTP, and DNS)
    IPv6-connected and reachable.   This doesn't eliminate the
    problem, but at least allows that new company have some
    level of interaction with your company.


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