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

Leo Vegoda leo.vegoda at icann.org
Wed Oct 29 17:27:37 EDT 2008

On 29/10/2008 9:43, "Seth Mattinen" <sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:


> 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.

Some /8s have been returned and recovered. Each one buys slightly less than
one month at the current rate on consumption. It's not realistic to expect
any more whole /8s to be returned or recovered.

That doesn't mean that address recovery is pointless but it does mean it
will probably be quite slow and expensive.


Leo Vegoda

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