[arin-discuss] use of not clear

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Sep 24 10:39:55 EDT 2009

I agree heroic efforts are misplaced.

I would not categorize documenting and distributing a /16 as
being a heroic effort.

I would not categorize making a simple polite request to InterOp
to return a /16 so that it can be aggregated into a /12 and offering
them replacement space if needed to be heroic.

Much beyond that, I'm in agreement.


On Sep 24, 2009, at 12:40 AM, <michael.dillon at bt.com> <michael.dillon at bt.com 
 > wrote:

>> If we manage to push off the exhaustion date by five or six
>> months, what have we accomplished?  Would that effort not
>> have been better spent on advancing the cause of IPv6, or
>> developing interoperability standards for carrier-grade NAT,
>> or whatever your vision for salvation in a post-IPv4-runout world is?
> I agree with Rob here. Heroic efforts to extend the IPv4 address
> lifetime are misplaced. If there is a desire to expend a heroic
> effort on something, it should be directed at removing the barriers
> to full-blown IPv6 deployment. Any would-be heroes should sit down
> at the phone and start calling minor equipment vendors and software
> vendors to find out when they will support IPv6. Any bit of software
> used in network operational support or by home users needs to be
> IPv6 capable.
> Maybe ARIN could organize an IPv6 awareness sprint, and provide a room
> full of phones, with coffee and snacks for the volunteers?
> --Michael Dillon
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