[ppml] Policy Proposal: Decreasing Exponential Rationing ofIPv4 IP Addresses

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Mon Aug 20 16:45:52 EDT 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net]On Behalf Of
>Owen DeLong
>Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 7:42 AM
>To: Member Services
>Cc: ppml at arin.net
>Subject: Re: [ppml] Policy Proposal: Decreasing Exponential Rationing
>ofIPv4 IP Addresses
>I oppose this policy.
>The exhaustion of the IPv4 free pool will have minimal effect on  
>Rationing would have a much more detrimental effect.
>Extending the life of the IPv4 free pool through artificial  
>constraints on
>current growth of the network will not provide any meaningful benefit
>to the community.

I disagree with that, I think that extending the life will always
provide benefits as there is still legacy gear that is in service
and hasn't been replaced yet.

However, the only way I can see of extending IPv4 is to withdraw
assignments and allocations that were put out, either by the
numbering authorities, or prior to them, that are not being used.

This policy does nothing for that.


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