[arin-ppml] How hard is it to transition to IPv6?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri Mar 27 18:17:01 EDT 2009


> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Scott Helms
> Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 2:00 PM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] How hard is it to transition to IPv6?
> Ted,
>     That is certainly true, but that doesn't (unfortunately) 
> drive the decisions of many and perhaps most retail 
> consumers.  I live in an upscale Atlanta suburb, but doing 
> some simple scans around my neighborhood shows that almost 
> half of the wireless access points are wide open.  What's 
> worse more than half of the open AP's still have default 
> passwords on the device itself.  Now, that's completely 
> anecdotal but I do the same test as I travel around the 
> country and so far the results aren't far off.  Even around 
> tech oriented areas I've seen much higher rates of owner 
> indifference/ignorance being displayed.  
> If large numbers of people in RTP are doing this, what are 
> the chances that people living in rural markets are doing 
> better?  (I do see fewer open systems around Research 
> Triangle Park, but roughly 1 out 3 is still
> terrible.)  The problem for ISPs is that at the retail level 
> many customers don't understand, and taking care of them will 
> be tremendously expensive in terms of human resources and gear.

Our observation is that they understand very quickly when we
forward the MPAA/RIAA e-mail notification to them that claims
that the IP number assigned to them has been observed downloading
illegal mp3s and if they don't knock it off, they will be sued.

But you are right in that the fact is that a number of users won't
"get it" until the day comes, long after IPv4 runout, that the 
limited number of websites they routinely use just stop working.
THEN it will be an emergency!


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