[arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 00:26:39 EDT 2012

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM, John Springer <springer at inlandnet.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Sep 2012, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> to me the most significant fact in all of this is that well capitalized
>> organizations do not act as if, in any way, there was an impending ipv4
>> exhaustion event, or even a shortage. they are by and large not treating
>> ipv6 as though it was an imminent necessity. they know they can get ipv6
>> and run dual stack or translators for it at any time. their panic is
>> limited to laying in a long term supply of ipv4 because they will need
>> one or more half-decades to turn ship. they imagine, dimly if at all,
>> that less well capitalized enterprises will move first their growth and
>> then eventually their installed base to ipv6 but will not lose the
>> ability to reach ipv4 -- ever. in this view, 2**32 addresses will go to
>> the highest bidder, except for the dribs and drabs needed for "the 99%"
>> to use various kinds of NAT or address translation.
>> i am appalled. this is the same attitude that melts polar ice caps.
> And think if we could _MONETIZE_ the ice caps melting, ooh la la! Perhaps
> the we could find someone who would say it would be good for us!

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