[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-2: Depleted IPv4 reserves

Matthew Wilder Matthew.Wilder at telus.com
Tue Mar 24 14:46:05 EDT 2009

Ron wrote:
> Stephen's comments are spot on.  The large ISP's are the very ones who 
> have both the resources and clout to make the IPv6 transition happen. 
> If they are unwilling or unable to do so, what does that say about the 
> viability of ever making that transition?  Mr. Wilder doth protest too 
> much.

My explicit role in my organization is to ensure adequate IP Addressing to support service growth and new service introduction.  I believe without a doubt that the only way I will be successful in that mandate is to position IPv6 as the vehicle so that the IP Addresses are there.  

My organization is taking the steps necessary to get that transition happening, so we are not unwilling.  I can tell you that with certain services, we might well be unable to transition before IPv4 exhaust hits, but my focus is to transition the high growth services.  I want to make sure that the other services which may take longer to transition have the IP Addresses available, as I am sure every other admin POC out there is trying to ensure.

I don't protest for the sake of demanding unfair privileges on the behalf of large ISPs.  I protest a policy that says everyone can have their needs completely met except for one group, which can't even have a reasonable fraction of their need met.

Matthew Wilder

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