LCA: IP address exhaustion and the end of the open net
Posted Jan 26, 2011 14:47 UTC (Wed) by kleptog
In reply to: LCA: IP address exhaustion and the end of the open net
Parent article: LCA: IP address exhaustion and the end of the open net
Open addressing stack - IPv4, IPv6, Mac Addressing or whatever could all be used in harmony. The ISP would need to supply you with some form of addressing stack. How this would or could work is a difficult problem to solve but would open up the chance for the best technology to win.
I don't see how this can possibly work. For any form of addressing both endpoints and every router in between
need to understand the addressing format and how to route it. The current internet actually works this way, but it's situation with a huge natural monopoly advantage. Once you have one format supported by almost everyone, there is zero point developing anything else. IPv4 simply wiped the alternatives out. There is simply no economic reason to invest in anything else.
What you need is carrots. News sites giving free access to people coming over IPv6, for example. Get one thing people really want (something like wikileaks maybe?), make it available free on IPv6 only and tell people to complain to their ISP when it doesn't work. We need more carrots, unfortunately I can't think of any good ones?
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