Scott Leibrand writes:
Well, in the case of IPv6 we're currently playing in a sandbox 1/8 the
size of the available address space.
So the lifetime of IPv6 will be 8 times its current age, since the
remaining 7/8 will probably be blown just as quickly.
So if what you say is true, and we manage to use up an exponential
resource in linear time, then we can change our approach and try
again with the second 1/8 of the space, without having to go through
the upgrade pain that is the v4-v6 transition again.
It will just be a different variation on the same mistake.
I suspect even arrogant engineers can get it right in 8 tries.
They haven't gotten it right in the past century, so I'm not
optimistic about the future.
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