[arin-ppml] ARIN's Authority - One view

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Sat Aug 23 13:04:44 EDT 2008

Michael K. Smith wrote:
> I think all of the efforts to manipulate and control IPv4 space are, 
> as Randy put it, just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic

as joanie used to say, think of all the foolish people who declined
dessert on the titanic. :)

> It would be better if ARIN said "IPv4 is on its way out, we'll manage
> what we have left, but we're not going to work at extending its 
> natural life."

how about "we are trying to achieve the serenity to accept the things we
cannot change significantly, the courage to change the things we can,
and the wisdom to know the difference."  (stolen from the serenity
prayer, provenance disputed)


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