IPv6 fc00::/7 — Unique local addresses

Jeroen van Aart jeroen at mompl.net
Mon Nov 1 17:26:42 CDT 2010

Karl Auer wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-10-21 at 18:48 -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> Uh, no... You're misreading it.
> Yes - I read the ISP bit, not the end user bit.
>> It cost me $625 (or possibly less) one-time when I first got it.
> That was with the waivers in force. It will soon cost a one-time US
> $1250. We could argue till the cows come home about what proportion of
> the population would consider that "prohibitive" but I'm guessing that
> even in the USA that's a heck of an entry fee, and that the vast
> majority of non-corporate end users will not be willing to pay it. Which
> is the actual point, rather than quibbling about the precise price.

That seems to be quite an argument against trying to get IPv6 GUA, or am 
I missing something? In my experience companies are often too cheap to 
even buy things like a software license, if the free product suffices. 
Often ignoring the hidden costs of dealing with a restricted free copy.

So I'd say, that in my case, providing an internal IPv6 network for 
testing purposes, does not warrant getting GUAs. Even if it technically 
speaking is a "good thing", it's not likely to happen.



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