[ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Soft Landing (version 2.0)

Lucy Lynch llynch at civil-tongue.net
Thu Aug 23 11:16:15 EDT 2007

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, Edward Lewis wrote:

> At 17:44 -0700 8/22/07, David Conrad wrote:
>> David,
>> On Aug 22, 2007, at 4:54 PM, David Williamson wrote:
>>>  This may sound horribly cynical, but do you think governments will
>>>  sufficiently understand the problem and then be able to take any sort
>>>  of meaningful action before The End?
>> I'll see your cynicism and raise you.  Since when does understanding
>> preclude governmental action?  :-)
> A not so cynical question - has any government officially expressed
> any concerns about the IPv4 situation?  I mean, is the concern over
> how governments will see this a "boogey man"
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogey_man) or a concrete concern?
> Will the status of the RIR system be strengthened if there is a plan
> or if the situation is allowed to run its course as is?

not government - governments - see for example:

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

IPv4 depletion, transitioning to IPv6

The list of workshop topics for OGF Rio can be found here:

- lucy

> I.e., how important is it that at least one of the IPv4 run-out
> proposals make it through the Policy Development Process to
> implementation?

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