[arin-ppml] CGN multiplier was: RE: Input on an article by Geoff Huston (potentially/myopically off-topic addendum)

Chris Engel cengel at conxeo.com
Thu Sep 15 11:11:18 EDT 2011

> Your own personal feel feelings about criminal and noncriminal behavior are
> completely irrelevant to the impact that address distribution arrangements
> of the sort that you advocate would inevitably have on the incidence and
> consequences of both Internet-related criminality and mere operational
> incompetence. To crib an famous line from a much earlier iteration of this
> same argument, "one may choose to ignore the fundamental technical
> issues, but this doesn't change the fundamental property of these issues."
> Regards,
> TV


By that arguement, we'd all be "safer" if nearly everyone was locked in a cage 24/7 and forced to wear ankle tracking bracelets whenever they were allowed out. I mean if people were allowed to roam free and even unmonitored the incidents of robbery, assault and even murder are bound to increase? Here is the thing, freedom comes with the inherint possibility to use that freedom to do bad or stupid things. I don't know about you, but most of the people I associate with value freedom more then they fear crime or failure. It's one of the essential principles that the U.S. was founded upon.

In terms of the internet, it means that people are free to make all sorts of stupid or bad choices....but without that sort of freedom, I don't think you'd really need to be worrying about IPv6, because the entire internet would be comfortably fitting in a single /16.

Christopher Engel

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