On 5-okt-2007, at 6:38, Michel Py wrote:
Nothing is going to happen the day the last v4 block is allocated.
Nothing is going to happen for days. Nothing is going to happen for
Nothing is going to happen for months.
Not so sure. The big ISPs that work in blocks of a million or so
addresses will be the first ones to see their requests turned down
because addresses are out of stock. Presumably, they'll need those
addresses to connect new customers. If you happen to request a new
connection around that time you'll see an effect.
Does anybody have any established and sustained opinion on that
and could provide verifiable if not objective data? How many
critical bugs were really found in typical systems?
We will never know that. There were scores of people who billed
money to take care of it; you don't expect that they will admit to
spending all this time finding nothing, would you?
I think some pretty much have.
I'm sure that if the Y2K issue had been ignored there'd been lots of
problems with individual systems. The part that was unlikely (but not
impossible) from the beginning were all the domino effects. A router
won't stop routing if it is set to the wrong time of day. I'm pretty
sure a plane won't stop flying, either. But in that particular case,
"pretty sure" is not exactly good enough...
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