It will certainly get their attention ... :-)
From: Michael Dillon [mailto:wavetossed(_at_)googlemail(_dot_)com]
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 5:54 PM
To: Richard Shockey
Subject: Re: The IETF and the SmartGrid
> Myself and others are deeply concerned by how this effort is
> There is no current consensus on what the communications
architecture of the
> SmartGrid is or how IP actually fits into it.
> The Utility Industry does not understand the current IPv4 number
> problem and the consequences of that if they want to put a IP
> every Utility Meter in North America.
> What is equally troubling is that many of the underlying protocols
> utilities wish to deploy are not engineered for IPv6. We have an
> that in a recent ID.
I've asked the ARIN Public Policy mailing list how people would feel
banning the Electric Utility industry (and sub contractors) from
any IPv4 addresses for use on the Smart Grid. This would include
ARIN allocations and assignment from ISPs.
I think that you are right to raise this issue in discussion since we
need to shine a light on the details of transitioning the Internet to
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