Matthew Petach mpetach at
Sun Dec 20 18:22:20 UTC 2015

On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 9:55 AM, Daniel Corbe <dcorbe at> wrote:
>> On Dec 20, 2015, at 11:57 AM, Mike Hammett <nanog at> wrote:
>> There is little that can be done about much of this now, but at least we can label some of these past decisions as ridiculous and hopefully a lesson for next time.
> There isn’t going to be a next time.

*points and snickers quietly*

You're either an incredible optimist,
or you're angling to be the next oft-
misquoted "640KB should be enough
for anyone" voice.

We got a good quarter of a century
out of IPv4.  I think we *might* hit
the century mark with IPv6...maybe.
But before we hit that, I suspect we'll
have found enough shortcomings
and gaps that we'll need to start
developing a new addressing format
to go with the newer networking
protocols we'll be designing to
fix those shortcomings.

Until the sun goes poof, there's *always*
going to be a next time.  We're never going
to get it _completely_ right.  You just have
to consider a longer time horizon than our
own careers.


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