Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Mon Apr 19 09:14:43 CDT 2010


Owen DeLong wrote:
>  
> I had an interesting discussion with someone from Registration Services at ARIN today.
> 
> The big requests for IP space (the 11 organizations that hold 75% of all ARIN issued
> space) do not come from the server side... They come from the eye-ball ISPs.  The only
> /8 issued by ARIN to an ISP, for example, was issued to a cable ISP.
> 
> With this in mind, I don't think there's much to be gained here.  Optimizing the utilization
> of less than 25% of the address space in the face of the consumption rate on the 75%
> side simply cannot yield a meaningful result. It really is akin to rearranging the deck
> chairs on the Titanic.

The eyeball ISPs will find it trivial to NAT should they ever need to do
so however, something servers cannot do - you are looking at numbers,
not operational considerations.

--Patrick




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