Re: [ga] Overcoming IPv6 Security Threat
On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Leah G wrote:
> Very true, and one of the issues that some of us tried to address quite some
> time ago. Small entities will find that costs will increase to an
> intolerable level due to overcharges that do nothing more than keep
> beaurocracies in place. This is supposed to be the non-profit sector and
> there is no need for such pricing. The end result is a manufactured "tax" on
> IP addressing, with tremendous profit built in as it goes downstream.
according to vint cerf the fees support ICANN et al.
>> On the assumption that some day all of Internet will be running IPv6,
>> one might ask what operational infrastructure including RIRs and parts
>> of ICANN will need to be supported. The fees may well change with time
>> as more IPv6 address space is allocated.
> If IPV6 is the *answer* to the shortage of addressing, then there should be
> even less reason to overcharge for the allocations.
I agree. They should be given out for free just to get IPv6 off the
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