[ppml] NANOG IPv4 Exhaustion BoF

Raul Echeberria raul at lacnic.net
Wed Mar 5 14:08:19 EST 2008

At 06:01 p.m. 04/03/2008, David Conrad wrote:
>On Mar 4, 2008, at 9:27 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> > Leo Bicknell made the point that without this policy or something
> > like it, the world becomes set in stone after IPv4 runout.  Haves
> > have and have nots have not and there's no way for that to change.
>To be blunt, this strikes me as astoundingly hallucinatory.
>Without some form of transfer policy, ARIN simply becomes irrelevant
>as address consumers go to the "black" market in order to meet their

Or they adopt IPv6.
Which are the factors that will make take one 
decision or other is an interesting discussion.


>With a transfer policy, ARIN _may_ retain some relevance as a source
>of "title" information, but a lot depends on the restrictions ARIN
>attempts to impose.  Make the policy too restrictive, and people will
>go elsewhere.
>In the end, with or without a transfer policy, you're still out of
>"free" IPv4 addresses and businesses will do what they feel is
>necessary to get around unenforceable bureaucratic rules.
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