[ipv6-wg] Simulation of the future IPv4 world at RIPE meetings?
Kostas Zorbadelos kzorba at otenet.gr
Thu Sep 24 16:30:13 CEST 2009
On Thursday 24 September 2009 15:04:20 Shane Kerr wrote: > All, > > Perhaps we should begin preparing ourselves for the future IPv4 world by > simulating various levels of IPv4 exhaustion at future RIPE meetings? > > I can imagine a few stages: > > 1. We can no longer give public IPv4 addresses to attendees. RFC > 1918 for everyone, but with 1:1 mapping to public addresses. > 2. The entire meeting gets NAT'ed to a single /24. > 3. The entire meeting gets NAT'ed to a single IP address. > > Of course, this is the easy side. People are already accustomed to > living behind NAT with their laptops. (They might be a little more > annoyed when Google Maps won't work because there aren't enough ports to > handle all the simultaneous open connections.) > If a /24 is used for NAT, considering the size of RIPE meetings, I guess nobody will notice anything inconvenient. > To be fair, we should also disable IPv4 for access to the meeting > itself, as this is the first problem that new entrants to the Internet > will have. But this is a huge burden on RIPE NCC staff and remote > participants, so this will have to wait. :) > It would be interesting to observe the frustration this will cause to the actual participants, apart from the work load and burden on the RIPE NCC staff :) Kostas > -- > Shane
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