[Fwd: [members-discuss] [ncc-announce] RIPE NCC Position On The ITU IPv6 Group]

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Fri Feb 26 22:13:23 UTC 2010

On Feb 26, 2010, at 1:58 PM, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 26/02/2010 21:13, Antonio Querubin wrote:
>> Some googling for 'itu ipv6' turns up the following (among other things):
>> http://www.itu.int/net/ITU-T/ipv6/itudocs.aspx
> Wow, there are some real classics in there.  Anyone in need of a good end-of-week belly laugh should take a look at "Delayed Contribution 93" and "Contribution 30".

Given the folks who read/write these sorts of documents tend to make national laws attempting to implement the policies the documents describe, I'm not sure "belly laugh" is the right anatomical reaction. 

> The pitiful level of misunderstanding displayed by the authors of these documents is frightening.

If you want to be really frightened, remember that the IPv4 free pool is going to be exhausted in something like 576 days.  Given the lack of IPv6 deployment, the subsequent food fights that erupt as markets in IPv4 addresses are established are likely going to be "interesting".  Politicians very much like to be seen to be "doing something" in interesting food fights. If this causes you any level of concern, for any of you going to APNIC, you might want to participate in http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2010/apnic-29-consultation.


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