[arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Wed Jan 28 12:33:34 EST 2009


> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Stephen Sprunk
> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:32 PM
> To: Kevin Kargel; ARIN PPML
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?

> Now, customer-provided CPE is an entirely different beast.  
> Many vendors don't put out software updates for older models 
> to fix bugs, much less introduce new features, nor do they 
> provide any sort of "phone home" 
> feature to look for updates even if such existed.  However, 
> the ISP isn't responsible for those devices either, and 
> customers can cope with buying a new one if necessary -- or 
> they could if there were actually any on the shelves that did IPv6...

Totally unnecessary - most CPEs even old ones can be put into bridged
mode and a new router that does DHCP or PPP or whatever your poison
and that is IPv6 compliant can be placed behind the CPE.


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