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Re: An Internet IPv6 Transition Plan

  • From: Stephen Wilcox
  • Date: Thu Jul 26 06:23:39 2007

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 06:15:23PM -0500, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> On 25-jul-2007, at 6:30, Stephen Wilcox wrote:
> >I think the combined effect of these things means
> >- we will not be running into a wall at any time
> >- availability of IPs will slowly decrease over time (as cost  
> >slowly increases)
> I have to disagree here. 10% of the requests are for 90% of the 170 -  
> 200 million IPv4 addresses given out per year. These are going to  
> large broadband ISPs in blocks of a quarter million or (much) larger,  
> upto /8. At some point, the RIRs will be out of large enough blocks  
> to satisfy these requests. Nothing to be done about that.

um, so thats consistent with what i said.. in fact it implies only a very small number of organisations need to pay close attention and those are the ones best suited to implementing policy changes to ensure their users continue to have a good service

this means 90% of orgs can probably wait and see what the 10% do first..