Allocation of IP Addresses

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Thu Mar 14 17:45:01 UTC 1996

Paul Ferguson writes:
> Perry, this is a ridiculous comparison. One could also argue that you
> can grow more food,

Can you grow an infinite amount of additional food?

Can you buy more gold than there is on the planet?

Can you make more land than we have?

Can you, as someone unaffiliated with a company, "make" more shares of
the company?

I could also argue that you can use NAT boxes to "make" more IP

In any case, so what? Economic allocation of resources is, if
anything, more important when there is significant scarcity.


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