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[rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of 2016

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Thu Jun 16 07:20:48 UTC 2016

Let me put this another way.

Lets say hypothetically we have 3 farmers, and they all have vegetables to deliver to 3 different markets.  The people at the markets are hungry and waiting for the vegetables.

There is fuel, and hypothetically, it could get all 3 farmers trucks to the market, but only one trip each.

Farmer 1 has a truck – except it has no tyres
Farmer 2 has a truck  - except its battery is dead
Farmer 3 has a working truck.

It’s going to take a month before Farmer 1 and Farmer 2 have their trucks repaired, and the vegetables only last a week before they go bad.

Do we, a.) Say that in the interest of fairness to the farmers, we let Farmer 3 make 1 trip, and then for the next 3 weeks, Farmer 1, 2 and 3 have all their vegetables go bad while the people at the markets all starve or b.) Do we say, we have one working truck, that can deliver to the markets, he is in a position to feed the people at that market, so, let him have the fuel he needs to do that, so at least some people get fed, even if Farmer 1 and 2 are disadvantaged?

In my view, it’s a clear cut thing, Farmer 1 gets the fuel, because not giving it to him hurts the people far more than giving it to him and letting him deliver every vegetable he can.

Let those who can use it have it, so long as its used for the advantage of the African community – do not artificially constrain things and hurt everyone just to try and be “fair”


From: Noah <noah at>
Date: Thursday, 16 June 2016 at 8:36 AM
To: Owen DeLong <owen at>
Cc: rpd List <rpd at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of 2016

On 16 Jun 2016 03:51, "Owen DeLong" <owen at<mailto:owen at>> wrote:
>> On Jun 15, 2016, at 12:33 , Noah <noah at<mailto:noah at>> wrote:
>> On 15 Jun 2016 22:03, "Owen DeLong" <owen at<mailto:owen at>> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Instead, the best thing is for all of us to recognize that IPv4 has become unsustainable and stop depending on its continued availability.
>> >
>> We can similarly recognise that Crude Oil fossils and their byproducts Diesel and Petrol [IPv4] are unsustainable a d stop depending on their continued availability.
>> We should all go for Solar Energy [IPv6] after all the Sun is so abundant in supply and everyone will have unlimited energy through solar.
> Agreed… I have 31 panels on my roof generating approximately 108% of my total electrical needs and feeding the excess back to the power utility in my area. (I use about 1.2kw average consumption and my solar system generates about 6.5kW peak output about 5-6 hours per day during summer).
> How about you?

Needless to say, am sure you got my point.  :-)

> Owen

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