Sorry, but no...
Posted Jan 27, 2011 0:30 UTC (Thu) by khim
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
The problem is, I think, that the running out of IPs has no effect on current businesses. Everyone who already has a block doesn't care one way or the other.
This is pretty naive approach. Sure, today people don't care because they expect to keep them, but... why are they so sure? At first people will start buying unneeded addresses, then they will start hijaking them, then IPv4 addresses will have a real price (they already have in many cases - only some organizations which got them early in bulk can ignore these problems... for now), then eventully the pain will be large enough to force IPv4-to-IPv6 migration.
Final exhaustion of IPv4 address pool is the beginning of migration process, not the end!
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