This is where you are wrong...
Posted Jan 27, 2011 0:23 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Why should I imagine anything?
Parent article: LCA: IP address exhaustion and the end of the open net
2. Cars with all types of regos could drive just fine. I cannot drive at all on this new IPv6 highway with my IPv4 address.
Sorry, but no. In fact the last change was introduced exactly because you can not use old ex-USSR regos on new European highways. Some older nameplates are not legal to use in other places.
3. You are required to register you car every year. You are not required to register you net address every year. If fact, many people/orgs/companies had them for many, many years.
Well, this is the problem, isn't it? Price of IPv4 address will rise with time and network registrars will start revoking addresses if they organizations will not pay. Organizations will lose the luxury of "IP addresses for life" very soon. That's why I'm kind of surprised when people say DJB is right: IPv6 intrusion is not even started yet! Somehow the people perceive a time when IPv4 pools are exhausted as the end of said process (the crazy "you've got 200 days to get this done - what are you doing here??" line). No, it's not the end of the IPv6 migration process. It's not even the middle. It's the beginning. Prehistory. For the beginning of the process 0.3% penetration is actually surprisingly high.
1. USSR does not exist any more. This could be one of the reasons. ;-)
Actually it's the other way around: USSR does not exist anymore so such painless switches are no longer possible.
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