[ppml] Policy Proposal: Decreasing Exponential Rationingof IPv4 IP Addresses

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri Aug 24 16:45:07 EDT 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net]On Behalf Of
>Iljitsch van Beijnum
>Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:40 PM
>To: Dean Anderson
>Subject: Re: [ppml] Policy Proposal: Decreasing Exponential Rationingof
>IPv4 IP Addresses
>On 23-aug-2007, at 20:43, Dean Anderson wrote:
>>> The main reason is because its premise is flawed: the policy supposes
>>> that making sure we don't run out of IPv4 address space the next 10
>>> years is better than the situation where we do run out.
>> I find it curious that people think that the effect of rationing (a
>> temporary stop) is somehow worse than a permanent stop.
>Allow me to direct your attention to the "frog in a pot of boiling  
>water" metaphor. If you throw the frog in the water when it's already  
>boiling, the frog immediately jumps out. However, if you put the frog  
>in the water when it's still cool and then slowly increase the  
>temperature, the frog's reflex to avoid heat never kicks in and it's  
>boiled alive.

Baloney, this was disproved some time ago:



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