Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?
constantinegi at corp.earthlink.net
Tue Jan 9 18:55:47 UTC 2007
This is a little presumptuous on my part, but what other reason would
motivate a migration to IPv6. I fail to see us running out of unicast
addresses any time soon. I have been hearing IPv6 is coming for many
years now. I think video service is really the only motivation for
I am wrong on plenty of things. This may very well be one of them. :-)
Gian Anthony Constantine
Senior Network Design Engineer
On Jan 9, 2007, at 1:21 PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2007, at 1:04 PM, Gian Constantine wrote:
>> You are correct. Today, IP multicast is limited to a few small
>> closed networks. If we ever migrate to IPv6, this would instantly
> I am curious. Why do you think that ?
>> One of my previous assertions was the possibility of streaming
>> video as the major motivator of IPv6 migration. Without it, video
>> streaming to a large market, outside of multicasting in a closed
>> network, is not scalable, and therefore, not feasible. Unicast
>> streaming is a short-term bandwidth-hogging solution without a
>> future at high take rates.
>> Gian Anthony Constantine
>> Senior Network Design Engineer
>> Earthlink, Inc.
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>> On Jan 9, 2007, at 11:47 AM, Joe Abley wrote:
>>> On 9-Jan-2007, at 11:29, Gian Constantine wrote:
>>>> Those numbers are reasonably accurate for some networks at
>>>> certain times. There is often a back and forth between
>>>> BitTorrent and NNTP traffic. Many ISPs regulate BitTorrent
>>>> traffic for this very reason. Massive increases in this type of
>>>> traffic would not be looked upon favorably.
>>> The act of regulating p2p traffic is a bit like playing whack-a-
>>> mole. At what point does it cost more to play that game than it
>>> costs to build out to carry the traffic?
>>>> If you considered my previous posts, you would know I agree
>>>> streaming is scary on a large scale, but unicast streaming is
>>>> what I reference. Multicast streaming is the real solution.
>>>> Ultimately, a global multicast network is the only way to
>>>> deliver these services to a large market.
>>> The trouble with IP multicast is that it doesn't exist, in a wide-
>>> scale, deployed, inter-provider sense.
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