[ipv6hackers] the end is near (or for IPv6: the beginning)

Owen DeLong owend at he.net
Thu Jan 30 15:48:02 CET 2014

> On Jan 29, 2014, at 5:50 PM, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf at sandelman.ca> wrote:
> Owen DeLong <owend at he.net> wrote:
>> B: Not true at all. IPv6 paperwork is very easy. For an end user, it boils down to:
>> 1.    I am multihomed.
>> 2.    I have X sites.
> It's a greenfield.
> You can't have multiple sites, because, they haven't been built yet.
> You can't be multihomed, because you haven't any address space yet.

Even easier...

1.	I have LOI from these two carriers for my intent to multihome.
2.	I have contracts for the following sites: {list} along with plans to
	add N sites in the next 5 years.

> Of sure, you can show all sorts of contracts for construction, but that
> hardly helps the next google get off the ground with an IPv6-only killer app.

If you're just trying to build an app, you only need a /48 to start and that's very easy. If you want more than  a /48, then you need at least a couple of real sites (2 is enough to get you a /44).

How much easier would you like it to be?

It's certainly much easier than IPv4.
>> For an ISP, it boils down to:
> Again, **greenfield**
> If you hare an ISP, you already have address space.

If you are starting a new ISP, then it's greenfield and you don't already have space.
Believe it or not, new ISPs do start all the time.


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