Slashdot: UK ISP PlusNet Testing Carrier-Grade NAT Instead of IPv6

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Sat Jan 19 21:17:48 UTC 2013


On Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:26:53 +0000, Mike Jones said:

> Potentially another source of IPv4 addresses - every content network
> (/hosting provider/etc) that decides they don't want to give their
> customers IPv6 reachability is a future bankrupt ISP with a load of
> IPv4 to sell off :)

The problem is that content networks tend to be a lot smaller than eyeball
networks.  Even AS15169 fits inside a single /12.  How long will that
sustain the average IPv6-adverse eyeball network?
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