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Re: IPV4 as a Commodity for Profit
On 19 feb 2008, at 21:54, Owen DeLong wrote:
At a certain point, the courts will apply the reasonable and prudent test to the question and likely determine
I'm sorry to have to say this, but that's all a load of crap.
People get their street addresses changed when there is a need. Phone numbers are changed when this is required to keep the numbering plan working. Why would people who by the policies that have been in effect for a decade don't qualify be able to keep using unreasonably large amounts of address space if this blocks others from connecting to the network?
ARIN/IANA/whatever should have had the stones to first put a large amount of pressure on the legacy class A holders and then take them to court. Declaring defeat before any action is taken is not a reasonable course of action.
Now it's too late, of course: the lawsuits would take years, renumbering too.
By the way, I sat down on the couch and turned on the NANOG channel to watch the IPv6 hour, but the video was fairly flakey. What was it that Randy found so cool?