40 acres and a mule, was Lightly used IP addresses

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sat Aug 14 12:37:58 CDT 2010


On Aug 14, 2010, at 10:27, Jimi Thompson <jimi.thompson at gmail.com> wrote:

> It was 40 acres and a mule - FYI

No 40 acres was 1/4 of 1/4 of a section. That's 's Sherman's field order (1865) not the homestead act (which was 160). Or the circa 1790 activity referred to in this thread. 

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