[arin-ppml] fair warning: less than 1000 days lefttoIPv4 exhaustion
tedm at ipinc.net
Mon May 5 15:14:23 EDT 2008
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Darte [mailto:BillD at cait.wustl.edu]
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 11:59 AM
> To: Ted Mittelstaedt; Geoff Huston; Paul Vixie
> Cc: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: RE: [arin-ppml] fair warning: less than 1000 days
> lefttoIPv4 exhaustion
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ted Mittelstaedt [mailto:tedm at ipinc.net]
> > Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 12:40 PM
> > To: Bill Darte; 'Geoff Huston'; 'Paul Vixie'
> > Cc: ppml at arin.net
> > Subject: RE: [arin-ppml] fair warning: less than 1000 days
> > lefttoIPv4 exhaustion
> > > The range 1.5-4.5 is perhaps scarier....
> > To whom?
> > You know the interesting thing about this is that the ONLY
> > people who are scared about IPv4 runout are those who have a
> > GROWING need for IP addresses.
> The law of unintended consequences affects not only primarly
> players in change. Preparations for business as usual is
> always a strategic problem. Not engaging the issue of IPv4
> runout and IPv6 adoption, changed transfer policy and
> perterbations in the governance roles of the Internet are
> issues that 'may' make an impact on organizations and
> individuals not matter how hard they try to ignore them...I'm
Very good point. But the obvious unintended consequence of an
IPv4-only policy for an organization is when someone goes online
with an IPv6-only site that one of the IPv4-only orgs customers
wants to get to, that customer will be naturally upset.
And so far, the "IPv6-only, you cannot connect to us if your IPv4"
swimming pool is empty, with a big crowd of dual-stacked orgs standing
around the edge, daring each other to jump in first.
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