Sad IPv4 story?

Eric Parsonage eric at
Sun Dec 11 13:41:08 UTC 2011

On 11/12/2011, at 2:37 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:

> On Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:48:45 EST, Barry Shein said:
>>>> I just had a personal email from a brand new ISP in the Asia-Pacific
>>>> area desperately looking for enough IPv4 to be able to run their
>>>> business the way they would like?
>> This sniping elicited by the above seems inappropriate and
>> unprofessional, the request/anecdote seemed reasonable and could
>> elicit solutions such as partnerships, etc.
> No Barry, I respectfully disagree.  It's almost 2012.  The first predictions of
> IPv4 exhaustion were made *last century*.  We've been predicting it to the
> month level for like 5 years now.  Any business that is making business plans
> and models that doesn't take "we may not get IPv4 space" into account and have
> a contingency plan for that *deserves* to be soundly mocked and ridiculed in
> public.

You could take this one step further and say any industry that has had this much warning and hasn’t taken it into account *deserves* to be soundly mocked and ridiculed in public. 

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