[arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses Are Lying Idle"(slashdot)

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Mon Oct 20 20:06:46 EDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 04:40:28PM -0700, Eliot Lear wrote:
> Owen,
> > 	It has nothing to do with altering course.  It's an attempt
> > to dismantle the wall.  As crazy as that sounds, the reality is
> > that if we put focus on reclamation, there are those who will
> > believe that it is a solution, not a band-aid.
> >    
> I think it is less likely that we would put off IPv6 deployment and more 
> likely that we could delay and possibly eliminate in some circumstances 
> multi-level NAT, if enough liquidity is realized.  That's a big if, and 
> perhaps should be the focus of research within the user base.
> Eliot

	just for grins presume complete "liquidity" of the v4 pool.
	is that going to be enough?

	also note that "liquidity" presumes we have solved the reclaimation
	question - hopefully via some kind of transfer policy.

	what you describe is the v4 world in a steady state - no new addresses
	coming online and no old addresses being deleted.  the vector in
	this world is toward highly efficent utilization.  what will be
	interesting - from a research perspective - is how that will be measured.


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