Posted Jan 27, 2011 9:05 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Who will pay - this is the question...
Parent article: LCA: Vint Cerf on re-engineering the Internet
> 20 years down the road IPv4 user will be similarly extinct.
That I can believe. The transition plan to it is still shit.
Well, sure. I mean: people spent lots of reasources trying to invent some "perfect" transition plan (DJB's way is only one alternative - and it's just as stupid as all other ones), but in the end there are only two ways:
1. Market way: IPv4-baset Internet will become more and more plainful in the future and eventually Ipv6 will win because it'll be just better.
2. Government-mandated way: IPv6 is madated in some large regions of world and then everyone else follow.
Looks like we'll go a market way. Well... may be not the best way but it'll work.
But for the market way to work IPv4 needs to be significantly more painful then it's now. Prices for "white IP" should be around $100/month at least, not $2-$10 like they are now. I'm not sure we'll reach this stage any time soon. More likely some ecosystem will adopt IPv6 first and the snowball will go from there. Will this be an LTE or something else? We'll see.
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