[arin-ppml] Transparency on IPv4 transfers

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Sun Nov 17 02:09:19 EST 2019


I know this is OT, but…

> On 28 Oct 2019, at 11:29, scott <scott at solarnetone.org> wrote:
> Postel is presently rolling in his grave at such a rate that if we attach magnets to him and place inductors around him, we could produce the 1.21 gigawatts necessary to go back in time and prevent the monitization of IP addresses in the first place.

Because address markets didn’t exist, it is speculative to comment about what Jon would have thought, and it is a bit cheeky to invoke his name in this way.  I can only tell you that my experience was that Jon was a pragmatist and lived with the world as it was, as all good scientists do.  As a young idealistic brat, I was more of an architectural purist, and so I went head to head with him on the allocation of 10/8, and his response was classic: write an RFC that explains the problems, to advance the state of the art.  I dearly wish he could have lived to work on these issues with us.


Ps: I have no position on the proposed policy.
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