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

Dean Anderson dean at av8.com
Wed Aug 22 15:23:14 EDT 2007

So, now ARIN can't do math?

Actually, as a management body for a field of engineering and applied
mathematics, greatly concerned with numbers, ARIN is indeed a sort of
mathematical society.

How do you competently and credibly claim to be able to do network
engineering without mathematical formulas?  I'd suppose you were joking,
but indeed there are those who subscribe to Faith-based network
engineering, and prefer Intelligent Design over Evolution.


On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:

> > ARIN will ration the remaining available IP Address Space according to
> > a decreasing exponential function in the family of e^(-x), where the 
> > ultimate function and factors are chosen to ensure that the remaining 
> > IP address space lasts for at least 10 years.
> I oppose this policy because it is meaningless gibberish, i.e. written
> in mathematical language. If a policy cannot be written in plain
> English, then we don't need it. ARIN is not the American Mathematical
> Society.
> --Michael Dillon
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