[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-1: Is there an Emergency?

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Mon Mar 30 02:22:42 EDT 2009

David Farmer wrote:
> I would like to motivate a discussion of the question "Is there 
> an Emergency?"
> I have heard several people express the opinion that they don't 
> see an emergency.  I would like to respectfully disagree with 
> that opinion.
> In my opinion the crux of the emergency is IPv4 exhaustion 
> combined with the lack of IPv6 adoption, which means we are 
> going to hit the proverbial wall when it comes to functional IP 
> address availability.  But when does this become an 
> emergency?

Lack of interest in entities adopting IPv6 is not ARIN's emergency. It's
a business case issue, as in many orgs see no business case for putting
forth the effort to deploy IPv6 in their networks, not an "emergency".
Find a way to motivate these players to perform a forklift upgrade (when
they see no sense in doing so) and you've won the prize.


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