[arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses AreLying Idle"(slashdot)
vixie at isc.org
Tue Oct 21 20:32:47 EDT 2008
> From: bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 07:33:45PM +0000, Paul Vixie wrote:
> > can you explain why someone would stop using IPv4 if it still reached
> > the entire set of endpoints they wanted to exchange traffic with? or
> > failing that can you explain why someone would switch to IPv6-only if
> > it would limit the set of endpoints they could exchange traffic with?
> thats a dirt simple question Paul. Reduced complexity in the
> end system. Check w/ anyone who has run large scale dual-stack
> infrastructure (like ESnet, DREN, SPAWAR, etc) and the one thing
> they pine for is less crap on the endsystem. Running a single
> protocol stack is much simpler to install, troubleshoot, debug
> and audit.
did you miss the part where before this could happen there would be growth
of ipv6-only end nodes and thus ipv4 would be a nonuniversal protocol, NAT
or no NAT? as before, i don't see why DREN would prefer non-RFC1918 IPv4
over RFC1918 IPv4 if neither one will have as many endpoints to talk to as
IPv6-only -- which is the point in the timeline we're discussing.
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