[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
Tue Sep 14 03:44:58 EDT 2021



Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>
> The thing that's so incredible about IPv6 wasn't that it was thought up
> and built and works.  It was that it was thought up and built and worked
> decades before we ran out of assignable IPv4 and really needed it. 
> Usually inventions like it are the result of a madcap crash at the 
> last minute and thrown together.
>
>
> Ted
>
Since IPv6 is essentially just a re-implementation of IPv4 with larger 
address fields (or should have been) I dont find it all that incredible. 
Its such a better example of second system effect than the original that 
the book needs to be rewritten.

Whats incredible is that they built a protocol to rescue the internet 
from address scarcity which wasnt designed to be able to actually do 
such in any meaningful way for yet more decades to come.

Joe



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