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Re: Allocation of IP Addresses

  • From: Paul Ferguson
  • Date: Thu Mar 14 14:28:43 1996

At 10:51 AM 3/14/96 -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

>"David R. Conrad" writes:
>> Your proposal is?  If you say charging for address space, please
>> explain what would stop deep pocket companies from buying up all the
>> address space?
>If you start charging for food, what would stop deep pocket companies
>from buying up all the food?
>If you start charging rent for apartments, what would stop deep pocket
>companies from renting all the apartments?

Perry, this is a ridiculous comparison. One could also argue that you
can grow more food, and that you could build more apartments. Obviously,
you can do neither with a finite address sapce.

- paul