[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Mon Nov 24 16:29:55 EST 2008

Kevin Kargel wrote:
> The community will survive just fine through the IPv4 runout..  at least
> as well as it will if there is a reclamation effort..  the whole
> reclamation issue is a red herring that hides the real issue.  The
> imperative to manage IPv4 runout is illusionary.
> It is rather like your home budget when you are laid off..  income is
> reduced but you are pretty much at the same expenditure level, you can
> stretch things out by robbing Peter to pay Paul, but in reality all you
> are doing is digging a deeper hole.  The thing you really need to do is
> find a new job (IPv6).  Of course you have the option of reducing
> expenditures, but that really does little to prepare for the future when
> unemployment insurance (IPv4) ceases to come in.
> ARIN is doing a great job now.  I believe they will continue to do so
> and will do what it takes to serve the community.  I do not see the
> imperative to change anything.  Efforts to manage IPv4 are just going to
> forestall the inevitable, and not significantly.
> Right now we have a great organization with ARIN.  They are
> administering the IP pool at a very nominal cost and granting great
> freedom to the community.  Implementations to allow IP brokerage will
> likely destroy that service, and at a cost which IMHO is too great for
> the community to bear.  
> My vision for the future is basically that we don't need to do anything
> exotic, just continue with the good job that is being done now.  Change
> for the sake of change seldom does good.

I might even go so far as to say we should just let IPv4 run out and 
shift efforts to the future (IPv6).


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