[arin-ppml] The Library Book Approach to IPv4 Scarcity
sethm at rollernet.us
Wed Oct 29 14:59:25 EDT 2008
Jo Rhett wrote:
> On Oct 29, 2008, at 6:52 AM, Kevin Kargel wrote:
>> What you are proposing could easily turn in to an excessive annual
>> requirement for an ISP. It could easily be forgotten or mis-
>> assigned with
>> terrible consequences.
> Not unless the ISP throws away the information gained from the
> previous year every time and does it all from scratch.
> And I mean seriously, have you ever worked at an ISP that didn't have
> an internal database with information about every single IP
> allocation? ISPs are going to find this exercise trivial.
I have. I once spent about 2 months getting all of their swips in order.
The only documentation was comments in zone files. I think they just
deleted all the swips later or something.
It's unlikely, but not impossible.
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