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Re: "It's the end of the world as we know it" -- REM
From: David Conrad <drc () virtualized org>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:26:49 -0700
On Apr 24, 2013, at 9:59 AM, Andrew Latham <lathama () gmail com> wrote:
A demand curve would show that as prices increase, there is demand for fewer IPv4 addresses.
And the other side of the coin: where there is demand and excess supply (e.g., allocated but unused addresses), the
price increase would create an incentive to sell off the excess (i.e., what we're seeing in the IPv4 trading markets).
Totally agree, your point is the larger issue at hand, just pointing
out and ugly issue that I witnessed recently. Corporate networks and
ASNs totally off and not in use. But don't worry, they will use them
if someone tries to take them away.
Or they'll sell/lease them. The prospective address consumer then can figure out whether paying the buy/rent price for
new IPv4 addresses makes sense compared to moving to IPv6+translation or buying (more) CGN.