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[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-6

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Matthew Kaufman
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:22 PM
> To: michael.dillon at bt.com
> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-6
> 
> michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
> > ...If you actually
> > have a legitimate IP network that needs to assign addresses to
> > devices, then you will get them from ARIN if you only persist in
> > asking ARIN what additional info they need in order to approve
> > your request.
> >
> This will soon be known as "the good old days"
> 
> The future is "If you actually have a legitimate IP network that needs
> to assign IPv4 addresses to devices, then you will NOT get them from
> ARIN because ARIN will not have any, at all, to give you. Persisting in
> asking ARIN what additional info they need in order to approve your
> request will be like banging your head into a brick wall."
> 
> I am in 100% agreement that if ARIN can magically assure an unlimited
> future supply of IPv4 address space, there's no reason for anyone to
> give up old space to anyone who might have a better use for it.
> 
> Matthew Kaufman
> 
The truth of the matter is that IPv4 is running out, maybe not this month or
even this (next) year, but it is running out.  Business and network plans
that are based strictly on IPv4 are going to be in trouble, plain and
simple, regardless of what transfer plans or other longevity schemes we come
up with.  
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