[arin-ppml] Some observations on the differences in the various transfer policy proposals
tvest at pch.net
Mon Oct 20 07:16:09 EDT 2008
On Oct 20, 2008, at 2:35 AM, Geoff Huston wrote:
> We certainly differ in perspective, thats true.
> I'd rather not write a 1,000 word response - this list is already in
> overload in terms of reading matter, so I'll limit myself to 150
> words, and simply state that I do not see this situation within the
> parameters of the analogies you are drawing here.
I know that you don't agree. But you didn't agree in 1994 either. In
fact, all of this sounds like the same arguments made against the
establishment of open, transparent, not-for-profit RIRs in the first
> As far as I can see when all thats left to the RIRs in IPv4 in the
> registry function then it seems rather self-defeating to me to start
> imposing all kinds of constraints and conditions on write access to
> the registry. The most natural response in such situation in the
> face of such constraints and additional overheads is for folk to
> head to a more accommodating registry. And I don't think that is a
> desireable outcome.
> But you see it differently.
You are mistaken. I don't see more "constraints and conditions and
overhead" as a desirable outcome. I do see great benefit to preserving
the power to balance unavoidable constraints and overhead against
changing technological circumstances by means of our own open and
transparent self-governance mechanisms. You appear to believe that the
exhaustion of IPv4 provides a persuasive excuse that none of those
constraints apply anymore, even though quite a few people are aware,
e.g., that IPv6 exists -- and even more people will be learning about
it if the industry elects to conveniently pursue a strategy of
permanent addressing scarcity over one of indefinite addressing
To paraphrase someone with a far better command of the power of brevity:
"One may choose to ignore the fundamental technical issues, but this
doesn't change the fundamental property of those issues."
But you still see it differently... fair enough.
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