[members-discuss] Interesting IP count
Lu Heng h.lu at anytimechinese.com
Tue Jun 5 01:03:58 CEST 2012
Hi First I am sorry for the number provide in the last email was not correct, it should be 3.7B IP, in which left us about 80 IPs/server. Second I want to make perfect clear that I have no doubts about how serious IPv6 is, and how urgent we need to do it. Just this article I saw today, in which I think it might be very interesting to share with fellow colleagues as we are wasting 60% of total world IP, and I guess we wasted about half of our IP pools as well. But Job you are perfectly right, this topic most of us has come over multiple times, and I am sorry to bring this up again. As I have been to Asian a lot, which is the first region out of IP spaces, but I find out most of my Chinese colleagues have never worried about IP issues. Even China telecom are charging over 10USD/month/IP, most ISP are just ok with it. because end of the day, 10USD/month isn't a lot for enterprise customer. NAT has limited functionality, yes, but for most cable network users, that functionality is enough for them. And, I just want to say that I am sharing few of my thoughts these days about our IP problems, while I come across Atlantic in the past few months and the thoughts and talk I had with people in different regions and different organizations. Hope it helps:) On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM, Job Snijders <job at instituut.net> wrote: > Dear Lu (and others), > > From what I understand you have doubts about how serious IPv6 is and why it's needed. You > also carefully lay down some arguments and datapoints, which I appreciate. This topic has > been discussed multiple times before on this list, nevertheless I think it will not hurt > anybody if we go over some of the aspects of this subject again. > > Members-discuss@, I urge you to come forward with arguments why IPv6 is so desperately > needed and invalidate what Lu Heng brought to the list. I would love to compile all > reasoning into a document to be used in IPv6 workshops. > > Regarding the pro's and con's you've written: > > - I agree IPv6 addresses are hard to remember, this is something that will not change, > try to use automated DNS everywhere > - In terms of routing, IPv6 is just 96 bits more of address space, that's mostly what > has changed. > - My guess is that IPv4 will but be available to everybody who needs it... up until > somewhere in the year 2013 (RIPE region). Maybe you can put consumer subscribers > behind NAT's, but there are only so many portforwards you can make on inbound > tcp/25 or tcp/443. > > In these dark times I always enjoy listening to Randy Bush's soothing voice, this is a > short video I recommend watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh3i6lDqWBM > > Kind regards, > > Job > > > > > On 5 jun. 2012, at 00:22, Lu Heng wrote: > >> Hi Colleuages: >> >> Today I come across an very interesting article which I'd like to >> share with your guys and see what your guys think about it. >> >> http://ilia.ws/archives/236-ISP-Popularity-by-Domain-Count.html >> >> If what said in the article was true(which it should be as all the >> data from the article should be public data), if all the cable network >> start to use NAT, just in sense of domains, we might have IP supply >> for few more decades. >> >> And it would be very interesting if someone from Ripe NCC can share >> with us what is the most IP consuming business in the planet. >> >> In which, is that service can use NAT in sometime future? >> >> I talked to an UK telecom provider one day in a ripe lunch, he told me >> that their network is already partly using NAT(sorry I didn't remember >> his name, but I am sure he is on this mailing list), and he only need >> a /21 for entire network. >> >> And another thing was, I heard from one of my friend in the Apanic >> meeting, that someone is selling entire A class there for 10 USD/ IP. >> >> We don't know if there is already some successful story there >> regarding IP sales. But seems to me, based on what happened on Asian >> now, at least in China, as I heard from many of my colleagues there, >> there was no real shortage there at this time. >> >> No body goes bankrupt because of no IPs left. >> >> So that raise an interesting point, since 60% of the world domain is >> in fact wasted, is that the same story with IP usage. After all, we >> allocated almost half of the pool before RIR even exists. >> >> The current way of IP distributing results a very noneffective way of >> "past business" IP usage as well(e.g. someone changed their business >> from cable business to an enterprise business, of course that guy will >> not return Ripe NCC his additional free 2 M IPs). >> >> So when their is a real market for IPv4, and all the latency space >> come to sale, will we last much much longer than everybody expected? >> >> We our-self have few dozen of enterprise customers, and they are >> already paying 3-5 USD/ month /IP for years, as asking them to >> re-program their software and re-provision their business into IPv6, >> the cost will be enormous for them, and one more thing is, most >> software writers don't really like IPv6, as it is hard to remember and >> hard to type(it will be a whole lot easier if you just remember the IP >> and type it every time you have to do so, rather than copy paste, we >> all know the reason). So, even IP price eventually raise to 30USD even >> 50USD, it is still very hard for them to switch it over to IPv6 as >> long as they don't have IPv6-only client, because they are paying this >> amount of money for IP per year anyway. >> >> Another thing is, one thing aside from RIR meetings and ISP meetings, >> we didn't really hear a lot about IPv6. IPv6 come into developer is >> still something new and interesting, and one guy I talked in the IPv6 >> workshop in the Ripe64, a software developer for an Austria local >> company, who don't even know that IPv6 has been around for almost a >> decades. >> >> Since Ripe is almost finish it's public pools, my last question is, >> will one day all the wasted IP address being effectively picked up >> because of existing marketplace, and that market place will last us >> another 3 decades before we really going to IPv6 ear? >> >> Go Ipv6 >> Pro >> Last forever(this reason doesn't really come into play because it this >> can be a reason convince enterprise customer then it should be done 10 >> years ago.). >> unlimited amount of address space.(same as above) >> cost reasons. >> con: >> need new router new config new practice and testing almost every part >> of the business(from software to hardware). >> very hard to remember and write. >> (welcome to add more on this list) >> >> IPv4 >> pro >> you know how it works >> it works for all of our business life. >> it is easy to remember >> con >> cost reasons. >> >> But let's look at how much we are paying Ripe NCC now, for large ones, >> they are paying more coffee in the office than they are paying Ripe >> thing. So does that really hurts them when they pay 20USD per IP, look >> at their margin and their current costs structure, I would say for >> most business, it should be fine. >> >> If there is enough supply in the market for next decades, and keep the >> price well below 50 USD per IP, I believe 99% of business would accept >> this price and go on with their life. >> >> History already tell us most of us don't look too far to the >> future(otherwise we are already there). >> >> Hope my a bit of 2 cents can get more interesting thoughts come around. >> >> -- >> -- >> Kind regards. >> Lu >> >> This transmission is intended solely for the addressee(s) shown above. >> It may contain information that is privileged, confidential or >> otherwise protected from disclosure. Any review, dissemination or use >> of this transmission or its contents by persons other than the >> intended addressee(s) is strictly prohibited. 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