No IPv6 Plan? You're Behind Schedule

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    No IPv6 plan? You're behind schedule - ComputerWorld
     
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    IPv6 is like Hurd - Quoting Delboy from Only Fools and Horses: This time, next year, we'll be millionaires. I've heard the IPv6 panic for about 6-7 years now.
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    I understand your point.
    Reading some of the older articles, 2008, 40% remain and expected to run out by 2009.
    Does that mean we are not at some critical juncture and is mostly hype?
    ARIN states that it is pretty much imminent.

    If the registry did run out of IPv4 addresses what would be the result?
    No knew sites getting created? Sites that already have IPv4 addresses will continue to function, no?

    Full support in the backbone by all carriers and technologies isn't expected until 2012.
     
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    Solution:

    Take huge /8 segments from companies.
    Force everyone to use virtual hosting.

    And ipv6 won't be a standard for at least 25 years. Even if you start migrating now, you need full backward compatibility for business and running both to make sure nothing breaks and change the entire world's infrastructure.

    It's a mess. Don't worry about it.

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    The start of the migration yes, the complete transition where your ipv4 won't work any longer, 25 years :)
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    Mrk, thank you for the clarification! :)
     
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    I suspect when IPv4 adys are completely (or for practical purposes, close enough to) gone, one of the possible first visible effects will be a reduction (or possibly even elimination) of dynamic IP's for home users. I think I'd posted this guess before, but it makes sense -- depending on the size of the total block "owned" by a given ISP, that could account for one heck of a lot of IPs.
     
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