[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  
> potentially
> consumed very quickly.

Farmers don't irrigate their land with bottled water... The scales  
are too different.

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