[arin-ppml] Just a reminder of some quick mathematics for IPv4 that shows the long term impossibility of it
joelja at bogus.com
Fri May 13 11:48:43 EDT 2011
On 5/13/11 6:30 AM, William Herrin wrote:
> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 7:44 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> On May 12, 2011, at 3:46 PM, William Herrin wrote:
>>> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at ipinc.net> wrote:
>>>> So how exactly do we get the other 4.5 billion people on the Internet
>>>> using IPv4?
>>> Survey says: NAT.
>> That does not put the other 4.5 billion people on the internet.
> The half billion or so who've joined the Internet behind NATs this
> past decade seem to think differently. Who am I to disagree with them?
> Who are you.
There are enough ip's for all the nats to site behind either, it's not
rocket science... maintaining large numbers of parallel addressing
planes the require state-management for egress has a real cost and those
things have nothing like the scaling properties of the stateless v4
internet you grew up with.
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