[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-1: Transfer Policy - Revised andforwarded to the Board

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri May 8 14:46:46 EDT 2009

On May 8, 2009, at 11:18 AM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:

> Joe Maimon wrote:
>> William Herrin wrote:
>>> No. I'm saying that the ones who deliver stateful firewalled  
>>> service to a large base of customers using global IPs instead of  
>>> private IPs, and who deliberately built it that way just in the  
>>> last couple of years did so knowing the score.
>> I suppose in this definition, hoarding would be exposed by  
>> assigning a non trivial dollar value to each address.
>> Then you would see where it was really necessary and justified and  
>> where it would be engineered out.
>> In other words inefficiency is only relevant in a cost versus  
>> benefit scenario.
> Indeed.  Right now, the cost of inefficiency is zero and the benefit  
> to fixing it is zero, while the cost of fixing it is usually  
> nonzero.  It's not surprising that we've seen the results we have.   
> Attach a monetary value to the resource, though, and the entire  
> picture changes.
Perhaps, but, there may be unintended consequences of pricing perfectly
valid and efficient usage out of existence in the process.


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