[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-127: Shared Transition Space for IPv4 Address Extension
farmer at umn.edu
Thu Jan 20 21:26:09 EST 2011
On 1/20/11 18:36 CST, Hannigan, Martin wrote:
> On 1/20/11 7:00 PM, "David Farmer"<farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
> One other interesting point, and thanks for posting Sam's slides, I forgot
> about these.
> See slide 3. Line 3. NCP to IPv4 = FLASH CUT. Granted, it was a lot smaller
> net then, but there was no transition and no chance. We've already proved
> once (Kflex v. V90) that dual technology is bad, and dual stacking et. Al.
> is going to be worse.
By comparison to what the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 has been and will
be, the transition from NCP to IPv4 was a FLASH CUT for sure. However,
I believe it was more like a year long transition process with a
DROP-DEAD date at the end, January 1, 1983, to turn off NCP.
An FCC staff working paper that came out recently "Potential Impacts on
Communications from IPv4 Exhaustion & IPv6 Transition" includes a
section on the NCP to IPv4 transition. This paper is not to bad for the
pointy-haired-boss set over all, if you haven't seen it go take a look.
Then there is the mother source from John Postel himself, "NCP/TCP
TRANSITION PLAN" RFC 801.
If only the transition to IPv6 could be that easy. :)
Hey, we COULD all agree to turn off IPv4 30 years to the day on January
1, 2013, it might not be a bad plan. :)
Possible, but probably not likely. :(
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