IPv4 Address Exhaustion Effects on the Earth

Jim Gettys jg at freedesktop.org
Sun Apr 3 18:53:24 UTC 2011

On 04/01/2011 11:44 AM, George Bonser wrote:
>> From: Joao C. Mendes Ogawa
>> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:14 PM
>> Subject: Fwd: IPv4 Address Exhaustion Effects on the Earth
>> FYI
>> --Jonny Ogawa
>> ----- Forwarded message from Stephen H. Inden -----
> Dang,  I was hoping to see an RFC on Bufferbloat in Avian Carriers and
> how tail-drop is a messy solution that is to be avoided.

Sigh...  A major opportunity missed.

Unfortunately the bufferbloat problem isn't a laughing matter, though I 
do wish I had thought of this idea in time for my talk.  I will include 
this joke as some levity about the mess we're in as I repeat the talk 
going forward, and would tie in very nicely with one of the amusing 
reasons that "RED in a different light" has never been published. I 
really hate giving such bad news without some levity as it can be a real 
downer both for me and the audience.

For those of you who missed my IETF talk, you can find the latest 
version (tweaked since IETF) at: 

I suspect audio is some place on the net as well; I presented at the 
transport area meeting.  The questions after my talk are also very worth 
listening to. Time was precious in that venue, so I did feel rushed and 
hope to get a better opportunity in a month or two for that.  It's a 
shorter version of my first talk given at Murray Hill 
http://mirrors.bufferbloat.net/Talks/BellLabs01192011/ which does have 
additional information impossible to fit in that short a time slot.
                 - Jim

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