Re: [sig-policy] prop-051: Global policy for the allocation of the remai
- To: Raul Echeberria <raul at lacnic dot net>
- Subject: Re: [sig-policy] prop-051: Global policy for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 address space
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- Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 16:32:51 -0700
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Raul, On Jul 26, 2007, at 10:04 AM, Raul Echeberria wrote:
In fact I don't think that any RIR promote the use of NAT.
Historically, NAT use hasn't needed promotion.
What it is interesting and in fact a paradox, is that probably the use of NAT will be increased in developing countries when regional pools become exhausted because most ISPs will not have the economic power for compiting for IPv4 addresses in a possible market while others ISPs continue accessing IPv4 addresses.
Indeed, but it isn't clear to me how this proposal helps that situation. The ISPs with the most power are also the ones who probably already have offices/subsidiaries/partners/etc. in Latin America and Africa. Unless AfriNIC and LACNIC become _extremely_ stringent on membership and invest heavily in verification mechanisms, I don't see the larger ISPs even blinking at this sort of thing. Just the cost of doing business...
Rgds, -drcP.S. It might also be argued that the paradox you note could be a blessing in disguise as it means those in developing countries will make the shift to IPv6 that much sooner.