Sad IPv4 story?

Jared Mauch jared at
Fri Dec 9 21:16:08 UTC 2011

On Dec 9, 2011, at 4:12 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:

> I suspect the opposite is in fact true - if there is an open market, many sites
> will continue deluding themselves and make the end game that much more painful.
> If you haven't been able to sell the CFO types on the need to deploy IPv6 *yet*
> (consider that you *should* have been specifying "Ipv6-ready" on capex for at
> least 4-5 years already, so most of the gear on the floor should be ready to
> go), you're going to be *screwed* when you finally get moving.  Among other
> things, all the *good* IPv6 experts will already have found good gigs, and it's
> gonna either take a bigger paycheck to headhunt one, or you'll be stuck with
> the dregs of the market (either way, it will cost you more).

I've had recruiters calling me about IPv6 related jobs for at least 2 years now.

Some are full-time, others contract work.

If you haven't IPv6 enabled your capable devices yet, get on it.  Most providers
will give you IPv6 for free now, and will allocate you space from their blocks.

If you are an ARIN member, you can get your block of IPv6 address by submitting a simple
form as long as you already have IPv4 space.

Get on it, make them work this month and have your space already allocated prior to the
start of 2012.

- jared

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