40 acres and a mule, was Lightly used IP addresses

Jimi Thompson jimi.thompson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 14 17:27:14 UTC 2010

It was 40 acres and a mule - FYI

On 8/14/10 11:22 AM, "John R. Levine" <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

>> Convincingly said here on an ISP mailing list. But what about the
>> folks who were denied address assignments by ARIN policies over the
>> last 15 years? Denied them based on the fiction that ISPs didn't own
>> IP addresses, that they were merely holding the addresses in trust for
>> the public they serve. ...
> I dunno.  What was New York's responsibility in the 1790s to guys who
> didn't join the army because they had to stay home and take care of their
> widowed mother and six younger sisters?
> I wouldn't for a moment claim that IPv4 space was a way that was uniformly
> fair or wise or close to ideal.  But I don't think you're going to have
> much luck imposing fairness and wisdom retroactively on people who've
> already got the space.
> R's,
> John

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