[arin-ppml] *Spam?* Re: Discussion Petition of ARIN-prop-125 Efficient Utilization of IPv4 Requires Dual-Stack

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Dec 29 18:51:56 EST 2010

On Dec 29, 2010, at 2:59 PM, Chris Grundemann wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 15:10, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> A somewhat long and very painful transition is, at this point, inevitable.
>> As I have said, we're too far up the canyon. There is no room to turn
>> the plane. Our remaining choices are to make the best landing we can
>> relatively straight ahead, or, attempt a radical maneuver which will
>> end in one of the following ways:
>>        1.      Plane strikes cliff with a direction of travel perpendicular to
>>                the cliff wall. (small impact site, wreckage relatively contained)
>>        2.      Plane stalls and hits bottom of canyon in near vertical attitude
>>                (small impact site at bottom of canyon, wreckage relatively
>>                contained)
>>        3.      Plane strikes canyon in a wing-low attitude closer to
>>                parallel to the canyon wall, likely cartwheeling and
>>                breaking up on impact. (wreckage widely scattered,
>>                large impact zone)
>> While none of these are good options and the desire to make a
>> radical maneuver becomes nearly unavoidable reflex as the canyon
>> wall approaches, landing straight ahead offers the highest
>> survival rate.
>> We are about a year past the point for making any such radical
>> turn with any hope of success.
> I think that when you are faced with hitting a wall, you're best
> option is actually to bail out. In this case jumping out of the
> crashing plane will allow us to parachute to/with IPv6. So I for one
> am not trying to stop or turn the plane (we can't), rather I would
> like to give the remaining provisions to those on board with
> parachutes - and thus the best chance of surviving the impact.
That's only true if there are parachutes on the plane. ARIN and
IP Policy are not fighter jets. We are much more like commercial
airliners. We don't make tight turns, can't climb vertically,
and aren't carrying parachutes.


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