[LAC-TF] Fwd: Re: IPv6 Ignorance

Fernando Gont fernando at gont.com.ar
Mon Oct 1 19:45:45 BRT 2012

FYI, pare pensar un poco...

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: IPv6 Ignorance
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:23:39 +0900
From: Randy Bush <randy at psg.com>
To: John Mitchell <mitch at illuminati.org>
CC: North American Network Operators' Group <nanog at nanog.org>

[ yes, there are a lot of idiots out there.  this is not new.  but ]

> "We are totally convinced that the factors that made IPv4 run out of
> addresses will remanifest themselves once again and likely sooner than
> a lot of us might expect given the "Reccomendations" for "Best
> Practice" deployment."

while i am not "totally convinced," i am certainly concerned.  we are
doing many of the same things all over again.  remember when rip forced
a homogenous, often classful, mask length in a network and we chewed
through /24s?  think /64 in ipv6, except it's half the bits not 1/4 of
them.  remember when we gave out As and Bs willy nilly?  look at the
giant swaths of v6 we give out today in the hopes that someone will
deploy it.

and don't bs me with how humongous the v6 address space is.  we once
though 32 bits was humongous.


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