[ppml] Suggestion for ARIN to deligate smaller IP blocks
JOHN at egh.com
Thu Jun 7 05:50:32 EDT 2007
On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Jo Rhett wrote:
> On May 31, 2007, at 6:40 PM, John Santos wrote:
> > All I'm saying is people should be entitled
> > to permanent IP addresses, for as long as they need them
> Think about this clearly. Where is this infinite resource coming from?
If 128 bits isn't enough, then maybe its time to start thinking about
> 1. IP address space is limited although inexpensive.
> 2. Prefix slots in router memory are even more limited, and much more
I didn't say anything about routing. I was talking about addresses.
Routing only comes into the picture if you want to make the addresses
visible off-site. If you want to peer with someone else (i.e. a private
network), only the two of you need to put anything in your routing
tables, and you only need to add a single route. If you want to peer
with a handful of other sites, then you only need a handful of routes.
There are lots of uses for addresses that need to be globaly unique,
but don't need to be routed. See all the talk about doorknobs for
a fairly silly example.
> Cost #1 is low and is paid once.
> Cost #2 is very high, and is paid by *EVERYONE* who is connected.
> Not together, but each individually.
Cost #3 is zero for unrouted addresses.
> This isn't like raising taxes, where a tiny hike creates a lot of
> money. This is like asking every citizen to repurchase their home/
> car/etc so that someone else can avoid thinking about their business
Huh? Are you going off again about how people need to be able to
renumber at the drop of a hat, and just because you did it once and
it was easy, no one else should complain? I could edit all my DNS
zone files in 2 minutes with a TECO macro. That isn't renumbering.
> Jo Rhett
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