[arin-ppml] Use of "reserved" address space.
cra at WPI.EDU
Sun Jun 27 12:12:19 EDT 2010
On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 08:45:53AM -0700, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> > * It would take forever to fix printers, fridges, and other
> > appliances, along with routers, firewalls, and other middle boxes.
> > * /4 is a honking lot of private address space that would benefit
> > few.
> > * /4 really doesn't buy us much time in terms of staving off or
> > easing a transition
> > * There are several v4/v6 transition protocols that base assumptions
> > about private address space.
> > * Better to focus on v6 transition.
> Point #2 and #3 are valid concerns, particularly if the proposal is to
> make it more RFC1918 like space. If it's public space, then the concern
> is quite silly, as a /4 could give us 2-3 more years, which I think is
For public space, 16 more /8's at the current burn-rate of about one
/8 per month only gives us 1.25 - 1.5 years at most. I think that
is a trivial amount of time that doesn't make it worth the pain to use
240/4 for public space.
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