proposed revision to the micro-allocation policy

Jim Fleming jfleming at
Wed Mar 20 03:05:17 EST 2002

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Kosters" <markk at>
To: <ppml at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 9:52 PM
Subject: proposed revision to the micro-allocation policy

> Hi
> The current micro-allocation policy is a bit broken and needs some
> help. So, I've edited it some and expanded it to include IPv6 allocations.
> I'd like to hear your comments on any improvements to this proposed
> policy enhancement.
> Regards,
> Mark
> -- 
> Mark Kosters             markk at       Verisign Applied Research
From: Masataka Ohta <mohta at> 

There actually is no shortage of IPv4 addresses.

The primary reason of why NAT is so popular is that NICs do not offer
IPv4 addresses promptly, because NICs feared shortage of IPv4 addresses.

The wrong policy on IPv4 address assignment made NAT profittable.

Correct....the I* society has created those flawed policies to pay their
insiders and to give their insiders an unfair advantage. In some cases, the
I* insiders have attempted to shake people down for money, graft, kick-backs,
etc. to obtain the artificially scarce Internet resources that they carefully
control, like diamonds from mines in Africa. Now that we have a more and
more educated Internet population, they are seeing the fraud and corruption
that the I* society Taliban (or Teleban) have spread around the world.
Freedom loving people (as George W. says) need to continue to educate
people, keep working on the new code in Linux and FreeBSD, and keep
helping their clueless government officials understand who has been
responsible for this I* society period of history and how dangerous it is
to allow them to continue to infect the fabrics of our real societies.

Jim Fleming

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