The Choice: IPv4 Exhaustion or Transition to IPv6

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Thu Jun 28 22:06:52 UTC 2007

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:00:36 BST, Alexander Harrowell said:

> 1. IPv4 address space is a scarce resource and it will soon be exhausted.
> 2. It hasn't run out already due to various efficiency improvements.
> 3. These are themselves limited.
> 4. IPv6, though, will provide abundant address space.
> 5. But there's no incentive to change until enough others do so to
> make it worthwhile.
> 6. Economists call this a collective action problem. Traditional
> solutions include legislation, market leadership, and agreements among
> small actors to achieve such leadership.

7. RFC2827 flame-fests on NANOG have gotten boring.  Let's have them for IPv6
instead. :)

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