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

Chris Grundemann cgrundemann at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 17:18:37 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:
> <snip lots of stuff>
> Here's my take. I'm just a tiny AS operator. There's big chunks out
> there that aren't under ARIN's control. Jerking around a /22 holder with
> audits just to maybe extend the runout date by 10 seconds doesn't really
> seem worth it. I don't have a huge staff sitting around to play
> paperwork games to make someone else happy, and I have a gut feeling
> that in the end it will be people like me and my /22 that will suffer,
> while the bigger orgs will continue to get a free pass. I'd rather see
> efforts focused on 1) pushing IPv6 like there's no tomorrow and failing
> that 2) getting back something that would be worthwhile like a /8.

My assumption is that documenting a single /22 will be much less
demanding than documenting multiple /16s, etc.  IOW, the amount of
effort should be (at least somewhat) proportional to the size of the

To your numbered points; I agree 100% - I am not saying that this idea
is a complete solution, only (possibly) one peice of one.

> ~Seth
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