Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Joe Maimon jmaimon at ttec.com
Tue Apr 20 09:38:45 CDT 2010

Mark Smith wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:57:04 -0700
> Owen DeLong<owen at delong.com>  wrote:

> Pushing functions as closer to the edge of the network usually makes
> them easier to scale and more robust and resilient to failure.
> There might be more chance of failure, but there is less consequence.
> Specific to CGN/LSN, I think the best idea is that if we can't have
> a 1 to 1 relationship between subscriber and global IPv4 address (in
> the ISP network that is), the next best thing is to try to keep as
> close to that as possible e.g. if you share a single IPv4 address
> between two customers, you've halved your IPv4 addressing
> requirements / doubled your growth opportunity, and allowed for e.g.
> 32K TCP or UDP ports for each of those customers.
> Regards,
> Mark.

But if you free up large swaths you might actually be generating 
additional revenue opportunity instead of only growth opportunity.

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