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

Paul Vixie vixie at isc.org
Mon Oct 20 19:56:14 EDT 2008

> > ... 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.

no action of that kind can change the inevitability of runout, nor change
the short term expedients for all connected networks.  so, why bother?

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