Why do we still need IPv4 when we are migrating to IPv6...

Mike Tindle mtindle at he.net
Thu Feb 12 23:22:57 CET 2015

> On Feb 12, 2015, at 2:05 PM, Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo at google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 5:33 AM, <Olaf.Bonness at telekom.de <mailto:Olaf.Bonness at telekom.de>> wrote:
> I wonder if it would make a difference if big eyeballs ISPs ("among the
> 3 largest in a country") would start talking to content providers, telling them "hey, you know, your content is quite popular with our users, but since it's v4-only, we need to seriously throttle it to avoid overloading our CGN.  v6 goes unlimited, btw."...
> just dreaming...
> [Obo]: Nice idea :). However content is king and your customer hotline will turn red because of people blaming you as ISP.
> That's not true. ISPs shake down content companies all the time - look at Comcast vs. Netflix, for example. I'm sure that as a large DT does its share of that kind of thing too :-)

Comcast (and others) could exempt v6 traffic from any user data caps / overages.   That might get both sides of the equation motivated.

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