[AusNOG] IPv4 Exhaustion, APNIC EC, and James is a nice bloke ; -)

David Hooton david.hooton at platformnetworks.net
Thu Jul 17 17:07:25 EST 2008

It also depends on how much you intend on growing.  If you've got enough IP
space right now to tide your intended growth for the next 10 years then I
guess you don't have much to worry about.

This doesn't account for the fact that there will be a point in time where
customers will begin to demand v6 services and some applications will require

Personally I would prefer to do the engineering now while there is time to
spend on it, rather than having to rush a solution when demand arrives. 

Kind Regards,

David Hooton
Managing Director
Platform Networks

-----Original Message-----
From: ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net] On Behalf
Of Adrian Chadd
Sent: Thursday, 17 July 2008 4:48 PM
To: Noel Butler
Cc: ausnog at ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] IPv4 Exhaustion, APNIC EC, and James is a nice bloke

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008, Noel Butler wrote:

> And we were running out in " just two to three years time" back in '98 /
> '99 as well :)
> FUD... Oh sure it will happen, and possibly in the next decade, but more
> likely towards the end of it.
> The biggest problem we have is address space horders

The biggest problem is choosing when to migrate.

If you think "it'll happen later, don't panic now", then you aren't really
setting yourself a goal for -when to panic-, and it'll just creep up on
you unexpected.

That, or suddenly you'll find yourself splurging massive dollars on hardware
multi-tier NAT boxes (no, not 6500/7600s, don't you dare suggest that!)
to handle all the NAT translation going on when IPv4 runs out and you haven't
yet migrated all of your applications and processes over. :)


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