Ars Technica on IPv4 exhaustion

Lee Howard Lee at
Thu Jun 19 17:34:24 UTC 2014

From:  Brian Hartsfield <bh at>
Date:  Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:27 AM
To:  Lee Howard <Lee at>
Cc:  Owen DeLong <owen at>, Wesley George
<Wesley.George at>, "nanog at" <nanog at>
Subject:  Re: Ars Technica on IPv4 exhaustion

> 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.

Ah, it's running Internet-As-A-Service in the Cloud using a Client-Server
architecture with time sharing.  There's nothing there but buzzwords.

First figure out what consumers actually get for it.  Only after you know
why they want it can you then figure out how to market it.  Generally what
you're looking for is "good, fast, cheap," only more so than IPv4.


> 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
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> 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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