[arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses Are Lying Idle" (slashdot)

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Mon Oct 20 18:56:33 EDT 2008

On Oct 19, 2008, at 10:21 AM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> but it begs an interesting series of questions.  if "need" were  
> redefined
> to include connectedness, how much space would become "unneeded",  
> how long
> would that last in terms of randy's gold brick wall, and what legal  
> regime
> would apply since we can presume that most "unconnected" space is  
> probably
> legacy.  my personal suspicions are that the amount of space that  
> would
> become unneeded could push the brick wall back by more than two  
> years, but
> there's no way to define "connected" since there are so many private
> interconnects between defaultless networks (and it's easy to connect a
> network if it'd mean somebody keeping rights to their ip space).

Yes.  But there is also a lot of space attached to gum at the bottom  
of the shoe of the network admin who was involved in its assignment.

We should at least try to recover this space, instead of just blinking  
in the headlights.

Jo Rhett
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