New ARIN ipv6 allocation policies

Gert Doering gert at
Thu Sep 7 09:56:35 CEST 2006


On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 11:17:46PM +0200, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> There are currently 1353.47 million IPv4 addresses unused and the big  
> telcos and cablecos in North America and Europe are gobbling them up  
> by the millions. One day three to five years from now, people will  
> start telling each other that IP addresses are really running out  
> after all and then the fun will start.

I strongly hope IPv6 will be ready by then - that is: available
everywhere, solid routing ("no worse than IPv4") and widespread support
in all applications.

OTOH, the past 9 years have made me come to the conclusion that the
large masses will only move if IPv4 starts to become unusable.

Gert Doering
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