[AusNOG] IPv4

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Mon Mar 4 08:55:13 EST 2013

In message <CD59FA6C.4301D%bevan at slattery.net.au>, Bevan Slattery writes:
> On 3/03/13 11:51 PM, "Mark Andrews" <marka at isc.org> wrote:
> >
> >In message <2202304f330f8b23da59c2edd117b412 at mail.gmail.com>, Jared Hirst
> >write
> >s:
> >> I was not even given a option for v6 3 years ago when I joined
> >>APNIC=85. So=
> >>  I
> >> am unsure how v4 was gone 5 years ago, if it was then new players should
> >> have been educated and forced to take and use v6 3 years ago=85 instead
> >>the=
> >> re
> >> has been no forced take up?
> >
> >IPv4 has been effectively gone for more than a decade.
> That's simply incorrect.

A decade ago we knew we would run out of IPv4 about now.  As a long
term strategy it was dead.  There was a couple of years in the error
bars but it was clear that we would run out.  You could ignore IPv6
or you could ensure that you were ready for the eventual run out
of IPv4 by getting IPv6 connectivity and working through the issues.

5 years ago the estimates for IPv4 run out had error bars of a
couple of months.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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