Thoughts about ipv6 white listing

Richard Hartmann richih.mailinglist at
Sat Dec 4 20:03:14 CET 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 19:42, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:

> • Assuming a user base of 600M, that's 470K users that you broke!

Barring root servers, there are few services that _all_ of those 600
million users care about. You will always be dealing with a subset.

> A content provider is not going to knock 470,000 users off line, that just
> isn't going to happen.

Yes and no. They are not doing it today and simply waiting for it to
happen by means of address exhaustion.

And while 470,000 users may be a lot, the other 99.922% have more than
enough momentum to ensure that the 470,000 end users fix things
themselves or force their ISPs to do it. They will need to do that,


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