Commodity (was RE: [Fwd: Kremen ...])

David Conrad drc at
Wed Sep 13 12:26:02 UTC 2006

On Sep 13, 2006, at 1:37 AM, Michael.Dillon at wrote:
>>> Since IP addresses are tightly tied to the network
>>> architecture, how can they ever be liquid?
>> How are PI addresses tightly tied to network architecture?
> What percentage of the total IPv4 address space is PI?

Good question.  Perhaps someone from the RIRs could provide this  
information.  What also might be interesting is the rate of change  
for PI allocations. My suspicion is the rate of PI allocations is  

Perhaps more interesting would be percentage and rate of change of PI  
IPv6 given scarcity isn't (yet?) an issue with IPv6.

> If non-PI addresses are not property then how do PI addresses gain  
> that attribute?

I suspect your position on whether or not PI addresses are property  
depends on whether it is "yours" or not.


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