[ppml] Policy Proposal: Decreasing Exponential Rationing of IPv4 IP Addresses
Iljitsch van Beijnum
iljitsch at muada.com
Thu Aug 23 09:12:28 EDT 2007
On 23-aug-2007, at 4:01, James Hess wrote:
> I think it may be the case that when the large blocks run out; the
> world's largest ISPs
> may restructure their requests, essentially to attempt to request
> the largest
> possible "smaller block" that can still be available for allocation.
Why would they make life hard for themselves trying to get a /16 when
they really need a /12?
> In other words, they would rather ask for some additional smaller
> blocks than
> ask for the humongous block and get nothing, so whatever remains is
> consumed very quickly.
Farmers don't irrigate their land with bottled water... The scales
are too different.
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