N reasons for not deploying ipv6 (was: Re: [narten@us.ibm.com: PI addressing in IPv6 advances in ARIN])

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Mon Apr 17 18:05:29 CEST 2006

On 17-apr-2006, at 18:35, Eric Klein wrote:

>> And of course, the primary reason: if the internet ain't broke,  
>> why do we need to fix it?

> The numbering alone has been broken for more than 6 years, but in  
> North America and Europe this has been hidden by work arounds and  
> over allotment of addresses to the point that other countries are  
> dying for addresses.

That's a fairy tale. There is no country-based discrimination in effect.

>    For example, in spite of the fact that "school children in China  
> are literally starving for IP addresses; a school system with  
> 60,000 schools (in
>     2000) applied for IPv4 addresses and was awarded an entire  
> Class C network (just 254 actual IPv4 addresses for the many  
> millions of
>    children and teachers)" [1], and the fact that "China now has  
> 111 million Internet users, second only to the United States" [2]

Hm, you're comparing numbers from 2000 and 2006 here. If I look at  
the RIR allocation data for anything before 2000:

           US      1159.55 M
           EU       101.26 M
           JP        71.46 M
           GB        60.47 M
           CA        56.79 M
           DE        25.66 M
           FR        21.01 M
           AU        20.16 M
           KR        10.55 M
           BR        10.36 M
           ZA         7.82 M
           CN         7.58 M

But since 2000:

           US       179.62 M
           JP        74.31 M
           CN        70.99 M
           KR        35.42 M
           FR        33.96 M

So now it's:

           US      1339.17 M
           JP       145.77 M
           EU       113.79 M
           GB        91.06 M
           CN        78.56 M

(Look for yourself at http://www.bgpexpert.com/addrspace.php )

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