[arin-ppml] IPv4 is depleted today - unrealistic statementsabout IPv6 inevitability

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Wed Sep 3 10:06:44 EDT 2008

 Absolutely, we do that today..

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Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 4:58 AM
To: William Herrin
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Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] IPv4 is depleted today - unrealistic
statementsabout IPv6 inevitability

On Sep 2, 2008, at 7:11 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> Doesn't have to. As long as the /24 lower boundary on routability 
> holds, IPv4 will stay on a logarithmic growth curve that flattens out 
> somewhere around 7M or 8M routes.

Just for my understanding, why would /24 remain a realistic lower boundary?
Is this assertion based on an assumption that (all) ISP's in a
post-depletion situation will turn away prospects who show up with a /25 or
smaller IP block?

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