[arin-ppml] FW: The Library Book Approach to IPv4 Scarcity
sethm at rollernet.us
Thu Nov 13 16:06:30 EST 2008
Jo Rhett wrote:
> On Nov 13, 2008, at 6:55 AM, Kevin Kargel wrote:
>> It seems to me that I was the one who responded in kind to an
>> attack. You
>> called my administration in to question first, so your response is an
>> example of the pot calling the kettle black. Lose your own attitude.
> I never attacked you. I have only pointed out the obvious. It's in
> your contract, and it's clear in the mission statements of ARIN that
> they take this seriously. As well they should.
>> I maintain that without an audit after a year or more time the
>> validity of
>> data is questionable. To provide ARIN with accurate data an audit
>> should be
> We build our switch configurations from our database. The only
> possible thing an audit might find is a customer who is continuing to
> pay us but no longer using the service. Which doesn't mean that they
> won't, so it is hardly an auditing crisis.
>> performed. This is what we all are responsible to ARIN to do. This
>> more time than plugging a few numbers from a spreadsheet to a form.
>> I don't
>> know about your organization but mine does not need another admin
>> task, even
>> if it is just a few hours a year.
> You already have that task. It's in your contract.
I vaguely recall this discussion starting with requiring additional
tasks above what's currently required. That's what I'm against. Current
requirements vs. reality in a small network like mine means I dig up
the original request for my address space and a copy. Turning
utilization/justification requirements into a moving target based on how
much IPv4 space is left is a bad idea. Time to move on to IPv6 and
forget the IPv4 scraps. Let it run out: it's the only thing that will
really encourage an IPv6 internet, assuming that's what we want.
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