[ppml] alternative realities (was PIv6 for legacy holders (/w RSA + efficient use))

Paul Vixie paul at vix.com
Wed Aug 1 12:35:23 EDT 2007

bill herrin wrote:

> ... and a probability of increasing pressure from the operators to
> liberalize the policy itself.
> I'll let the latter stand as an unsupported claim.

as to that unsupported claim, the community could use the open policy
development process to liberalize things, or the community could use
the open policy development process to tighten things up.  this is not
a strict one-address-one-vote democracy.  it'll be very interesting to
see what kinds of proposals come onto the field and which ones are
welcomed.  not everyone expects to be able to afford "market pricing",
especially considering issues like globalization, futures, hoarding,
and speculation.  there are no simple slam dunks here that i can see.

> For the former, the two methods are:
> 1. The Ruse. Something other than IP addresses is leased but the
> practical affect is to indefinitely lease the IP addresses, as in my
> MIT message on the list yesterday.

this is brilliant, by the way.

> 2. The Container Sale. Instead of selling the IP addresses, you sell
> the entity which holds the registration.

ip addresses don't go with a business, they go with an operating network.
at the moment those things are usually just treated as equivilent, but i
think an auditor could tell the difference.


ps. not speaking as an arin trustee in this message.

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