[anti-abuse-wg] Re: Interaction between the RIPE and anti-abuse communities, was Draft Anti-Abuse WG Minutes ? RIPE 61
Alessandro Vesely vesely at tana.it
Wed Feb 2 14:01:29 CET 2011
On 02/Feb/11 13:23, Gert Doering wrote: > On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 07:21:36AM +0530, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote: >> The RIPE community should, as a whole, be more operationally focused >> on this loss of a scarce shared resource by allocating large parts of >> it to entities that use these for a very short time before > > Since IPv4 is going to run out anyway, what difference does "extend lots > of effort to gain a few month" make here? IPv4 will run out when we'll either be able to vet peers without using IP addresses, or have found how to effectively run IPv6 DNSBLs. > I can see and share the desire to stop criminals using network resources, > but the argument about "the big problem is waste of scarce resources" > just doesn't fly with me - as it will not make a big difference one > way or the other. Scarceness makes a resource more precious. For example, comparing a /15 allocation to 250K$ implies a US monetary supply of 8G$. Using figures in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_supply#United_States (8000G$) I'd guess Suresh meant a quarter of a *billion* dollars.