Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Mon Apr 19 09:22:53 CDT 2010

On Apr 19, 2010, at 10:14 AM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> 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.

You and I have vastly different definitions of "trivial".


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