[ppml] NANOG IPv4 Exhaustion BoF

Tom Vest 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,  
> and
> has perfected this approach with more than a century of practice.  
> Indeed
> 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  
> precisely
> 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  
that obvious.
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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