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Re: IPv6 Address Planning
- From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
- Date: Wed Aug 10 18:23:51 2005
On 10-aug-2005, at 22:04, David Conrad wrote:
:-) I was in the session where Randy threw his final fit as AD. Good
"Internet Vendor Task Force" -- Randy's term for the IETF.
people are giving out prefixes as needed, not just the
Yes, and ISPs have historically done so well determining what
The ISPs have apparently done well in determining what people will
pay for. At least those that still exist.
There is not enough choice and/or information for the capitalist
system to work its magic here.
Power to the people.
One of the nice things about IPv4 was that pretty much nobody cared
about it other than the folks who were trying to get things
working. "The people" who were specifying the protocol were also
the folks who were running the network.
That's exactly the reason why the IETF has such a hard time moving
forward: whatever way of abusing IP you can think of, someone is
doing it today, and breaking that "feature" will gravely upset them.
It's the age old battle between the irresistible force (progress) and
the immovable object (users) I guess.