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

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Tue Oct 21 14:56:16 EDT 2008

On Oct 21, 2008, at 2:40 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:

> On Oct 20, 2008, at 5:02 PM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
>> I think it's still worth the effort, not because it will delay the
>> need to migrate to IPv6, but because ARIN's position becomes a lot
>> more defensible come Exhaustion Day.  If there are hundreds of
>> millions of addresses still out there, idle or even abandoned,
>> that's a guaranteed PR black eye and possibly a legal problem.  If
>> ARIN, in the meantime, has done its due diligence in reclaiming what
>> can be reclaimed and all addresses are actually in use, it's a lot
>> harder for folks to criticize us -- or for other regulators to step
>> in and take over.

I, too, find this reasoning to be fairly compelling.


> Bingo.  Very well said.
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