[arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses Are Lying Idle" (slashdot)
vixie at isc.org
Mon Oct 20 00:43:02 EDT 2008
> even if a couple dozen /8's reenter the playing field,
> we are -never- going to back to status quo (to borrow
> friend bushes phrasology). like it or not, we are
> in a situation where we have to deal w/ steady state
> in the v4 world.
steady state could mean no growth but nobody is saying that. it could also
mean a universally addressed core with ambiguously addressed edge networks
and double/triple NAT and ALG gluing it all together. some are saying that.
finally, it could mean universally addressed IPv6 everywhere, after a period
of transition where growth slows or comes in the form of double/triple NAT.
i'm accepting of your assertion "have to deal w/ steady state v4". but i'm
pondering the possible implications of that steady state. some authors of
"relaxed transfer" policy proposals describe their endgame, but some do not.
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