[ppml] NANOG IPv4 Exhaustion BoF
tvest at pch.net
Fri Mar 7 01:25:46 EST 2008
On Mar 7, 2008, at 12:38 AM, Geoff Huston wrote:
> You know, I have this suspicion thats what this industry does best,
> has perfected this approach with more than a century of practice.
> thats what I thought was encompassed in a economic study of this
> situation where we have managed to get to where we are now by
> this behaviour of each actor diligently pursuing their (of their
> shareholders') interests.
Sometimes that best practice leads to global or near-global collapse.
It has happened twice in our industries/careers already, with costs
that I believe you both know well.
Sometimes what follows the collapse is better, sometimes it's not
Regardless, many people and companies suffer badly, for a long time
if not permanently.
If you wish to claim that this transition poses no such risks, then I
will try very hard to just move on to other points.
If you acknowledge that risk, however, I think it's worth considering
less risky/volatile options.
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