Ars Technica on IPv4 exhaustion

Brian Hartsfield bh at
Thu Jun 19 15:27:18 UTC 2014

For consumers I think I would phrase it more as the "next generation
internet" and you need IPv6 in order to be able to connect to it and that
eventually some sites you want to connect to may not be accessible over the
current internet. Something like that.

I am going to be real interested to see how the media handles the situation
when ARIN runs out of IPv4 addresses.   I could really see some big doom
and gloom stories hit some of the mainstream media when that occurs.  While
it isn't the end of the world when ARIN runs out, it is still significant
and I personally think that moment is going to be what starts to spur more
CIOs to start asking questions about IPv6 and if their organization is
ready (and the answer likely being no)

Brian Hartsfield  CCNA, CCDA
AIM: kd4aej                                     Twitter: Krandor1

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM, Lee Howard <Lee at> wrote:

> >
> >
> >
> >> I support a recommendation to consumer retailers to start requiring IPv6
> >> support in the stuff that they sell, but unfortunately I don¹t have very
> >> good data on how large of a request that actually is.
> >
> >In my experience, retailers will sell whatever flies off the shelves
> >without
> >regard to whether it¹s good for the consumer or not. As such, I believe
> >it¹s
> >more of a consumer education issue if we want to effect real change in
> >behavior
> >at this point.
> What would you tell consumers?
> Lee
> >
> >Owen
> >
> >
> >

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