[arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Tue Jan 27 11:21:53 EST 2009


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> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of michael.dillon at bt.com
> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:10 AM
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> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?
> 
> 
> >  CPE devices sold / rented by service providers
> > could help the transition... like the DOCSIS 3.0-based
> > Motorola Surfboard sb6120.
> 
> The Broadband Forum, (formerly DSL Forum) has included IPv6 in its
> BroadbandSuite specification X.X which is intended to be released in
> 2009-2010. This covers DSL providers. In fact, many of the existing DSL
> boxes have the technical capability to support IPv6 today because they
> are Linux systems. They just have to install and test the software and
> integrate it into their control panel.

Wow that sounds easy..  all I have to do is roll a truck to 4000 customers,
upgrade the firmware on their modems, install and test the software and
integrate it in to their control panels.

It actually is easy if you are doing it for yourself and you are technically
competent..  but when you are talking about what amounts to a forklift
upgrade for an entire class of customer the cost of this easy 'no new
hardware' task is no longer trivial.  

> 
> More info here <http://www.getipv6.info/index.php/Broadband_CPE>
> including contact info for the Broadband Forum WG that is working on
> this.
> 
> --Michael Dillon
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