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

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Wed Oct 29 15:50:21 EDT 2008

On Oct 29, 2008, at 11:59 AM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
>> 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.

Yeah, obviously we have all been hired to resolve that problem from  
time to time. But that is why we were hired, right?  And if we did it  
once for them, they wouldn't be starting from scratch next year.

Jo Rhett
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