[AusNOG] Less than 10% of IPv4 Addresses Remain Unallocated
curtis at bayne.com.au
Fri Jan 22 11:17:25 EST 2010
There was never a customer demand for NAT - it was just something that CPE vendors implemented because there was no other choice - it was in their best interests to do so for the contiguity of their product.
This is no different.
From: Mark Newton [mailto:newton at internode.com.au]
Sent: Fri 1/22/2010 10:19 AM
To: Curtis Bayne
Cc: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Less than 10% of IPv4 Addresses Remain Unallocated
On 22/01/2010, at 10:00 AM, Curtis Bayne wrote:
> The technology required to implement v6 on the NBN is available TODAY.
We have customers in our trial on FTTH networks today :)
> You can start developing strategies around currently available hardware TODAY. You can draft a migration strategy TODAY. You can bring v6 into your core TODAY. There may be no consumer demand yet, but one day there will be: don't be caught with your pants down.
Apart from CPE, another missing element is the CGN boxes we'll all need
to keep IPv4 limping along.
When you're talking to CPE vendors about missing v6 support, don't
forget to keep banging on the major equipment vendors about the bits
of the picture they aren't providing yet. It's tremendously irresponsible for
the majors to spend the last 10 - 15 years in IETF working groups
arguing about how IPv6 is supposed to work, then, when crunch time comes,
innocently claim total ignorance about the timeframes and pretend that
they've been completely blindsided by new IPv6 requirements.
Vapourware doesn't cut it, and at this late stage any vendor who says, "There's
no customer demand" should be LARTed from orbit. That's no longer an
acceptable response to anything related to the Internet's IPv6 transition.
Mark Newton Email: newton at internode.com.au (W)
Network Engineer Email: newton at atdot.dotat.org (H)
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