IPv6 space (was: RE: Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space )

Deepak Jain deepak at ai.net
Tue Feb 3 23:09:46 UTC 2009

> Which is exactly what they should do - actually before that one would
> hope.  This is not the "$200/hour chcklehead consultant"'s fault, that
> is the design.
> Don't you love the idea of using 18446744073709551616 IP addresses to
> number a point-to-point link?

Let's not ignore that all IPv6 allocations are basically charged-for, so
my expectation is that there will be fewer "idle" allocations that can't
be recovered running around (when an org has to justify $36,000 per year [after 2012],
forever, some bean counter may ask why... especially if they can get a
"sensibly" sized allocation from their provider for a fraction of that cost).

I'm not sure if that is cynical, or optimistic, but since the allocations
are not free, there seems to be less incentive to squat.

Deepak Jain

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