[ppml] Policy Proposal 2005-1: Provider-independent IPv6 Assignments for End Sites - Last Call

> Few people realize or remember how close the Internet routing
> system came to collapse during the pre-CIDR days...

i don't think sean thought it was merely close.  large portions
of the net were in *serious* failure modes.

santayana tells us that, as the majority of the folk discussing
this are sufficiently new that they can not remember history,
that they will doom us all to repeat it.

but i take some cheer when you point out that

> exponential and quadratic growth curves ramp-up very slowly when
> initially dealing with small numbers.

maybe i will have retired by the time these chickens come home to