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[AfriNIC-rpd] What is our take on the central pool IPv4 exhaustion?

Bill Woodcock woody at
Mon Aug 13 05:18:21 UTC 2007

      On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, Colin Alston wrote:
    > The assertion that IPv6 transition will take another fifteen years is
    > completely ludicrous hyperbole and based on no fact.

I said it was "likely."  It's a prediction of what will happen in the 
future.  It's based on my experience of AppleTalk, DECnet, XNS, and 
Netware taking that long to fade away.

Perhaps you have some other prediction you'd care to share?

How long would you have predicted it would take for IPv4 to fade away, had 
you been making the prediction in 1995?

    > Do your self a favor and join an ARIN list and follow the
    > discussions there. THEY are gearing for definite switch dates.

Do yourself a favor and examine the authorship of the document you're 
referring to.

    > As for dual stacked networks, these are a transition mechanism in order
    > for migrations to take place in a seamless and coordinated way.
    > Implementing or working on IPv6 systems without a dual stack would be
    > impossibly unfeasible.

Thank you.  That was exactly my point.  I'm glad you've reiterated it in a 
way that works for you.


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