[arin-ppml] Consultation about Legacy Resources

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 18:18:38 EDT 2019

On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 5:46 PM Töma Gavrichenkov <ximaera at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 12:25 AM Martin Hannigan <hannigan at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > From my perspective, there is no IPv4 exhaustion or
> > shortage. Anyone can get almost anything they need
> > on the transfer market.
> That depends on the size of your network.

Let me repeat what I wrote:

>> Granted, the shorter the prefix the harder it gets

> That depends on the size of your network.Through an abuse-proof
> pile-up of resource-exhausting CGNATs, always.

The folks buying up large swaths of previously un or underused IPv4 are not
using CGNAT. I am not positive that networks buying /24's are using CGNAT.
It  may be a red herring. It would be interested to see some data. In the
end it does not matter.

It takes only a few (3 to 6) iterations of designing your IPv6 address
> plan to admit how s_tty your IPv4 addressing habits are, and I'm not
> speaking of serial TTYs here just for you to be sure.

Luckily for us /etc/ttys is ubiquitous.


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