[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-127: Shared Transition Space for IPv4 Address Extension

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Jan 21 01:09:38 EST 2011

On Jan 20, 2011, at 9:34 PM, Jimmy Hess wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:49 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 20, 2011, at 8:17 PM, George Bonser wrote:
>> Across the entirety of residential gateways? In 9 months? Probably less
>> than 0.05%.
>> Owen
> Very similar to the problem of ISPs getting IPv6 support across the
> entirety of their residential gateways.
> Perhaps one code update could add both capabilities.   If the ISP has
> standardized gateway models, and remote update procedures,   updating
> a significant proportion of the gateways in a short time might not be
> much an issue.
The issue here isn't ISPs that can't get IPv6 support to their end users.

The issue here is ISPs that even if they got IPv6 support to their end users
would have end users that want to reach some of the 95+% of content that
isn't yet IPv6 ready.

This is not a one-sided problem.

> Class E address space is really wasted;  and opening some of it for such uses
> could very well be useful to some ISP(s) eventually. However, usefulness for
> CGN/IPv6 transition is definitely  less than a reserved /10.


More information about the ARIN-PPML mailing list