[arin-ppml] IPv6 Allocation Planning

Davis, Terry L terry.l.davis at boeing.com
Tue Aug 10 10:11:38 EDT 2010

The current "slow start" philosophy of keeping IPv6 addresses away from entrepreneurs, small businesses, individuals, etc, seems to have been highly effective.

- It has kept IPv6 from being deployed in any sizable way until we now face the wall with the end of IPv4 allocations probably next year.

- We now face a forced rollout of IPv6 without enough experience in it, especially in large scale IPv6 network operations and security.

- We avoided fixing or replacing a conceptually broken protocol like BGP for twenty years.

- And every day more IPv4 based apps have come online which inevitably increases the conversion costs for the end user.

Excellent long range planning!

Take care


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