[afripv6-discuss] What are the benefits of IPv6 over IPv4

Kivuva Kivuva at transworldafrica.com
Sun Jun 3 20:59:11 SAST 2012

Mark Elkins, are you insinuating that if I'm running IPv6 mail, I
cannot communicate with my IPv4 brothers?

By the way, I admire ur CCIE ;)

On 03/06/2012, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> On Sunday, June 03, 2012 11:11:39 AM Mark Elkins wrote:
>> At the end of the day - every ISP type service charges
>> for the IP addresses that they 'rent' from their
>> Upstream or RIR. They are all businesses.
> Mark, do you mean as a hidden cost or explicitly?
> Not all ISP's charge their customers for space. But yes,
> some do.
> The operations I've run assign a minimum default for every
> new turn-up. If customers want additional space for their
> expansion, they only need to justify that to us (not as easy
> as I'm making it sound), and if they could, we'd assign more
> to them. Justification for additional space was always in
> line with the policies enforced by the RIR in the respective
> region I worked; which is fair.
> Charging for IPv4 address space isn't terribly useful, as
> that's a dying resource you can't base any sustainable model
> on.
> I know Product & Marketing folks like to charge for IPv4
> addresses as a deterrence to exhaustion, but I always tell
> them that if a customer is desperate, they'll pay anything
> to get it.
> Add to that, the Sales are happy making IPv4 addresses an
> item line because they make more on commissions.
> So the combination of S&M, in this case, is a recipe for
> disaster that needs checking.
> But as a basic means of revenue when offering a service,
> I'll submit it (selling IPv4 space) leaves a foul taste in
> my mouth. As for IPv6, that's just immoral, but that's my
> own opinion.
> Your network, your rules.
> Mark.

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