[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-18: LIR/ISP Re-Assignment to Non-Connected Networks - Clarifying Language

scott scott at solarnetone.org
Mon Nov 4 09:58:30 EST 2019

Hi Ronald,

On Mon, 4 Nov 2019, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

> In message <alpine.DEB.2.21.1911032233490.8189 at solarnetone.org>,
> scott <scott at solarnetone.org> wrote:
>> IP address space is a public resource...
> A novel concept!
> I would appreciate being directed at the specific multiverse in which
> this is actually the case.  I do believe that I'd like to go there,
> if for no other reasons, then at least to see what things are like
> there.

Ah, so this part is easy.  The IPv6 address space exists in this state 
now, as did the IPv4 address space prior to commercialization of the 
Internet.  The allocation of v6 to my network is 
4,951,760,157,141,521,099,596,496,896 addresses, and cost me only the fees 
levied by ARIN in association with the administrative costs of maintaining 
the registry.  I was also allocated 256 v4 addresses to handle things like 
router IDs and dual-stacking core infrastructure to ease the transition at 
no additional cost.  Sounds like a public resource to me, and one that has 
been upgraded to ensure that scarcity is a thing of the past, at least 
until we make contact with other space faring civilizations who wish to 
participate.  Still, it seems as though we will need layer 1 over quantum 
entanglement, or some similar "sub-space communicator" before that can 
become an issue :)


> Regards,
> rfg
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