Ars Technica on IPv4 exhaustion

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Thu Jun 19 17:14:07 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 9:13 PM, Edward Arthurs
<earthurs at> wrote:
> There are several obstacles to overcome, IMHO
> 1. The companies at the mid size and smaller levels have to invest in newer
> equipment that handles IPV6.

if they have gear made in the last 7yrs it's likely already got the
right bits for v6 support, right?

> 2. The network Admins at the above mentioned companies need to learn IPV6,
> most will want there company to pay the bill for this.

for a large majority of the use cases it's just "configure that other
family on the interface" and done.

> 3. The vendors that make said equipment should lower the cost of said
> equipment to prompt said companies into purchasing said equipment.

the equipment in question does both v4 and v6 ... so why lower pricing?
(also, see 'if made in the last 7 yrs, it's already done and you
probably don't have to upgrade')

> There is a huge difference between IPV4 and IPV6 and there will be a lot of

'huge difference' ... pls quantify this. (unless you just mean colons
instead of periods and letters in the address along with numbers)

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