misunderstanding scale (was: Ipv4 end, its fake.)

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Sat Mar 22 19:36:06 UTC 2014

On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Justin M. Streiner
<streiner at cluebyfour.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Mar 2014, William Herrin wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 10:33 AM, Justin M. Streiner
>> <streiner at cluebyfour.org> wrote:
>>> All of these 'Hail Mary' options for 'saving' IPv4 really are pointless.
>> IPv4 is like the U.S. Penny. It'll be useless long before it goes
>> away. And right now it's far from useless.
> Interesting analogy, but it misses the larger point.  The larger point is
> that the ongoing effort to squeeze more mileage out of IPv4 will soon [1]
> outweigh the mileage we (collectively) get out of it.

Hi Justin,

That's what I hear. Interesting thing though: it hasn't happened yet.
IANA ran out of /8's and it didn't happen. The RIRs dropped to
high-conservation mode on their final allocations and it didn't
happen. How could that be?

In completely unrelated news, placard-bearing lunatics on the streets
of New York City report that The End Is Nigh... for most of the last

Bill Herrin

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