[arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses Are Lying Idle" (slashdot)
jrhett at svcolo.com
Tue Oct 21 14:39:40 EDT 2008
>> We should at least try to recover this space, instead of just
>> blinking in
>> the headlights.
On Oct 20, 2008, at 4:56 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> no action of that kind can change the inevitability of runout, nor
> the short term expedients for all connected networks. so, why bother?
I saw a lot of projections about what bigger providers would be forced
to do in short-term runout, prior to wide availability of IPv6. Not a
single person in the room said that multi-level provider-wide NATs
would make the world a better place.
The amount of effort involved in reclaiming completely unused blocks
is <= one full time person for a year. That's a small cost for an
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