The Choice: IPv4 Exhaustion or Transition to IPv6

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at
Thu Jun 28 22:25:07 UTC 2007

On 28-jun-2007, at 18:51, John Curran wrote:

>    If you have a plan for continued operation of the Internet
>    during IPv4 depletion, please write it up as an RFC.  Our
>    present Internet routing scheme is predominantly working
>    based on hierarchical routing but I'm certain there are
>    alternatives.

How about this: when the OS only has an IPv6 address, and an  
application wants to talk to an IPv4-only destination, automatically  
proxy the TCP session through an HTTPS proxy. This catches anything  
that uses TCP and doesn't need to know its own IPv4 address (hard to  
know if you don't have one) which would be upwards of 95% of all  
protocols in widespread use. So we only have to fix that other 5%.

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