[arin-ppml] The Library Book Approach to IPv4 Scarcity

Seth Mattinen 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  
>> manpower
>> 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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