[arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 21:26:14 EDT 2012

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at> wrote:
> On 9/7/2012 1:09 PM, Michael Burns wrote:
>> Removing the needs test for transfers and having ARIN simply book legal
>> transfers would eliminate the need for any more fishy justifications in
>> the
>> future.
> Yes, but then what would we talk about here on the list?
> Matthew Kaufman

The impending exhaustion of IPv6, and lack of planning for future
protocols.  I mean, really, look how long it's taken to get IPv6 up
and running... er, sort of running.  Based on that example, we're
doomed when we run out of v6 space.  We needed to have started
protocol work last decade to get things moving....

Alternately, allocation policies in a post-Moore's-Law era, where CPU
and storage growth plateaus to the point that arbitrary routing table
growth is actually fatal as opposed to eventually maybe perhaps
outstripping routers that people lazily leave in service for 6, 7, 10+
years fatal.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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