[arin-ppml] TPRC Paper on IP Addresses and Transfer Markets: "Running on Empty: the Challenge of Managing Internet Addresses"
sleibrand at internap.com
Mon Sep 8 23:18:09 EDT 2008
I just finished reading this paper, and must say it's very well written,
does an excellent job of summarizing the issues, and presents some
excellent analysis. I would recommend it to anyone subscribed to this
list, and many others outside our community.
Thanks very much for the contribution.
Eliot Lear wrote:
> Dear all,
> We would like to bring to your attention a paper that Bill Lehr, Tom
> Vest, and I wrote for the upcoming TPRC conference, at the end of this
> month, the title of which is "Running on Empty: The Challenge of
> managing Internet addresses". The paper looks at transfer markets and
> specific proposals from the RIRs and provides pluses and minuses to the
> theoretical space, as well as some commentary on specific proposals.
> The authors concur that the results of the proposed market initiatives
> will likely depend on variety of identifiable parameters (e.g., specific
> transfer policy mechanisms, possible IPv4 reservation policies, secure
> inter-domain routing initiatives, etc.), but do not agree on the
> appropriate weighting of risks.
> In talking about specific RIR proposals we note extreme differences in
> what we presume to be the assumptions of the authors about ability to
> enforce regulations and the priorities that an RIR should have. We also
> look at the impact of transfer markets on IPv6 adoption, and to a lesser
> extent, on the interdependency between addressing and routing.
> We hope this paper is useful to continuing a dialog that leads to
> appropriate evolution of RIR policies. You can find it here
> or by going to www.tprc.org and looking at the detailed agenda for
> Saturday, along with several other interesting and related papers.
> Bill Lehr
> Tom Vest
> Eliot Lear
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