The Choice: IPv4 Exhaustion or Transition to IPv6

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Thu Jun 28 17:45:05 UTC 2007

Kevin Oberman wrote:


> While these are wasted, getting them back is essentially impossible.

The term wasted is being used way to freely on this list.

If by waste you mean:

To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.

Then I have to disagree.

If you mean they (unannounced addresses) are being underutilized. Then
say so.

Note that even the current ARIN NRPM can be used a basis for assigning
addresses based on need that are  not intended to be announced (4.3.5)
it does assume that they will be routed but not where they will be
routed to.

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