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RE: Sad IPv4 story?
From: Leigh Porter <leigh.porter () ukbroadband com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:05:02 +0000

-----Original Message-----
From: Vitkovsky, Adam [mailto:avitkovsky () emea att com]
Sent: 12 December 2011 09:19
To: Eric Parsonage; Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Cc: nanog () nanog org
Subject: RE: Sad IPv4 story?

and models that doesn't take "we may not get IPv4 space" into account
and have
a contingency plan for that *deserves* to be soundly mocked and
ridiculed in
public.

That's right

However the original post was concerning a fresh new ISP that can't run
their business the way they would like
Maybe they'd like to build an mpls core which right now is not possible
with only ipv6 at hand
I'd like to see the business model to build an mpls network with all
the features we're used to -but solely on ipv6 -I guess the plan would
be let's wait a couple years till it gets implemented and mature enough

Well really this is pretty much our fault. IPv6 has been on peoples 'back burner' for far too long. Additional vendor 
pressure and pressure at the IETF would have pushed things forward far faster had people actually been interested in 
doing so.

As per an earlier post, I am shocked at how I still have vendors coming to me with equipment that is nowhere near ready 
for commercial IPv6 deployment, it either just does not work, is half baked or is "on the roadmap".

So now we will reap the consequences and it will be at the cost of new market entrants (which I am sure will please 
some people) and perhaps cold hard cash for those who cannot expand their business or have to 'buy' address space.

I know a lot of people have been working hard to move IPv6 along both here, at NANOG and other events and with their 
vendors. It's because of those people, like Randy perhaps that we actually have what we do now else most people would 
still be stuck with their heads in the sand.

Well, I am sure it'll all be OK in the end...

--
Leigh



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