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Re: Creating demand for IPv6

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Tue Oct 02 18:34:43 2007

> During early phase of free pool exhaustion, when you can't deliver
> more IPv4 addresses to your customers you lose the customer to a
> hosting provider who still has addresses left. So sorry. Those will be
> some nasty years. Unless you're Cogent, Level3 or one of the others
> sitting pretty on a /8. They'll be in phat city.

this is a very real and significant problem.  a very small fraction of
the arin membership holds the vast majority of the address space.  it
would be interesting to ask arin to give us the cdf of this.

given that, the scenario you present is likely to be very real.

but what do we do about it?