DoD IP Space

Randy Bush randy at
Sun Feb 14 19:56:24 UTC 2021

> Perhaps it's time that we made good friends with the folk accelerating
> pr0n, and did a deal with them where someone's fetish was only
> available over IPv6.

hint: that idea is from the late '90s.  the next bright idea for what
would help ipv6 take over the internet was 3gpp.  it's been a long line
of things which would make ipv6 take off.  and at least ten million
messages on mailing lists such as this.  and the adoption rate has
crawled up slowly; the first derivative remaining fairly flat.

of course, if you measure it at the right place, it can have steep
points.  when goog tured it up for youtube, the proportion of their v6
traffic went up nicely; no surprise.  but when i want to measure a real
rate of change, i like a mid-stream sample at some isps' borders or ixp,
away from eyeballs or eye candy.

if we all spent as much time deploying, or helping others deploy as
opposed to screaming at them that they must do it asap, we might get
that first derivative up a wee bit.  but i fear that, at this point,
patience is what is most useful.


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