[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: A Modest Proposal for an Alternate IPv6 Allocation Process

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri Jun 5 16:30:00 EDT 2009

George, Wes E [NTK] wrote:
>> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> <snip>
> 20 years from today, we will have hardware so fast that everything
> implemented in a hardware asic on a router today will be easily
> possible to duplicate in software.
> Yes, and in 20 years we'll be fondly looking back on the bad old days when data rates were still measured in Gigabits per second and you had to carry your computer around (gasp). 

That might also happen, of course.

  > Please stop trying to discuss core router architecture on this list.

Well, that then is pretty much exactly what this policy proposal is 
doing, and you have already registered your opposition to it, so I
guess we know the real reason you don't like it, now.

I will point out though that ARIN's entire allocation policy is pretty 
much determined due to router hardware limitations.  You can claim that 
ARIN's policies should ignore router limitations all you want, but 
that's obviously a pipe dream, currently.


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