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[rpd] Two more petitioners

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Thu Dec 21 14:15:31 UTC 2017

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, Mark Elkins <mje at> wrote:
> On 21/12/2017 12:33, Noah wrote:
> On 21 Dec 2017 10:37, "Mark Elkins" <mje at> wrote:
> We really need to "eat" the existing IPv4 up quickly (in a responsible
way, using the current policy) in order to leave no alternative except IPv6
deployment. Then, everybody wins.
> If we did what you have suggested above, we would end up starving so bad
and while starving, the IPv$ brokers would swing in so fast and dictate the
price of the readily available yet  much needed IPv4 space.
> Starve - or change your diet - to IPv6.

If Ipv6 were the solution, we would not have a budding secondary market for
IPv4 addresses in America, Europe and Asia.

> There appears to be very little incentive to change attitudes and adopt
IPv6. If the IPv$ brokers arrive with high prices, people might just start
to notice the alternative.

IPv4 brokers have arrived already with high prices. Companies out there are
not deterred. They are buying. And passing that cost to the customer.

> Service delivery to the end user we love so much would become so
expensive in order to recover the cost.

Thank you. To avoid this unfortunate predicament upon us for the
foreseeable future, we must ration the remaining IPv4 carefully.


> --
> Mark James ELKINS - Posix Systems - (South) Africa
> mje at Tel: +27.128070590 Cell: +27.826010496
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