[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal (Global): Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Fri Jan 30 12:33:02 EST 2009

[ also not particularly for this policy, bureaucratic flim flam ]

> I think this policy doesn't really do anything to extend the free
> pool or soften the blow of depletion.

agree, but wish to borrow your hammer to drive the sad nails of
reality once again.

nothing will literally extend the free pool.  small finite
cardinals are funny that way (there are no negative ip addresses:).

we are dealing with a finite resource which folk consume in large
amounts, and we are getting near the end of it.  there is nothing
that will soften that blow.

the only policies of which i am aware which provide any real
longevity in ipv4 space are based on extreme rationing, e.g. apnic
prop-0062 and it's sibling being worked on in ripe.


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