The Department of Work and Pensions, UK has an entire /8

Joe Maimon jmaimon at
Wed Sep 19 22:36:08 UTC 2012

Doug Barton wrote:

> We were already looking at the IPv4 runout problems when I was at IANA
> in 2004. We already knew (in large part thanks to folks like Tony Hain
> and Geoff Huston) that we'd run out in the 2010-2012 time frame, and a
> lot of us pushed a lot of rocks up a lot of hills to get our part of the
> IPv6 infrastructure rollout done well in advance of that date.

So 6-8 years to try and rehabilitate 240/4 was not even enough to try?

> ... and now, we're done. IPv4 is what it is. There are no new solutions,
> there is no magic bullet,

Just old ones that nobody liked at that time, that will continue to be 
re-examined until nobody needs IPv4 anymore.

> and no quantity of pixie dust is going to
> cause new space to appear out of thin air.

For the right price the amount of effort required to increase efficiency 
of the space we already have will become worthwhile.

With a decreased burn rate, efforts to retrieve and rehabilitate space 
become more useful.

> You can spend more time
> flogging long-concluded arguments, or you can spend your time
> productively by implementing IPv6.
> Doug

You know we will be doing both for quite some more time.


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