Historic is appropriate when we want to make a statement about the
appropriateness of the technology. However, we probably enter a huge
bureaucratic entanglement of what happens to all of the docs that
normatively reference 791, 792, and 793. And that's another question,
what precisely DO we make Historic?
On 9/16/09 5:36 PM, IETF Member Dave Aronson wrote:
David Harrington <ietfdbh(_at_)comcast(_dot_)net> wrote:
As part of declaring IPv6 a full standard, would we also declare IPv4
obsolete or Historic?
Given IPv6's rate of adoption so far, how soon do you think IPv4 will
*really* be in so little use as to be obsolete or historic? With the
growth rate of the Internet and home/office networking, and IPv6's
adoption rate, I'd be willing to bet that the number of IPv4
installations is *growing* per year, not shrinking, and that that
trend will continue for at least the next several years, barring any
highly unusual events.
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