[arin-ppml] Change of Use and ARIN (was: Re: AFRINIC And The Stability Of The Internet Number Registry System)

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Mon Sep 13 13:54:16 EDT 2021

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> You say that because for 2 things:
> 1) You don't understand the idea behind IPv6.  Amazing, since you have 
> deployed it, you still don't get it.
Your entitled to your opinion, mystifying as it may be.
> 2) You don't understand how networks grow.  All network growth follows 
> a logarithmic curve.  Nobody should expect IPv6 to follow a linear 
> growth curve.
> The idea behind IPv6 is that it is SUPPOSED to be steadily integrated 
> into the Internet, WITHOUT extra effort.  It's really supposed to be
> integrated without even people knowing it.  In fact the Internet really
> should deploy without most people even knowing what an IP address IS.

Logarithmic curve is due to network effect, in essence Metcalfe's law.

As repeatedly stated, that is exactly the problem.  IPv6 as deployed 
does not have a network effect.

IPv6 adoption along this path will continue to take much much longer 
than it should have and all this time the users of the network are 
suffering, because until this growth reaches appropriate thresholds, 
logarithmically or not, its nearly useless.

Had an approach with more immediate benefit been advanced, those 
benefits that would have accelerated growth, possibly even creating a 
positive feedback loop and we would all have been done with this years 
ago, and most importantly, total resource waste and user deprivation 
would be minuscule in comparison.


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