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[rpd] IPv4 Soft Landing BIS

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Wed Jul 26 21:11:46 UTC 2017


Heh, I don’t support the status-quo – I support a repeal of the soft landing policy in entirety.

I withdrew the policy I authored because the community asked nicely that both that policy and -bis be withdrawn and the authors work together – so we struck a deal to do that – and one side reneged on the agreement.

The status-quo for me is a compromise – my preference is a total and utter repeal – which is exactly what the policy I authored did – so please – do not confuse my acceptance of the status-quo with my support of it.


From: Noah [mailto:noah at]
Sent: 26 July 2017 22:19
To: Owen DeLong <owen at>
Cc: rpd List <rpd at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] IPv4 Soft Landing BIS

On 26 Jul 2017 12:23 a.m., "Owen DeLong" <owen at<mailto:owen at>> wrote:

Yes, I oppose soft landing proposals because they are fundamentally flawed and I believe that extending the life of IPv4 artificially for some by denying it to others,

How about the IPv4 transfer market?

Doesn't it also extend the life of IPv4 artificially?

especially in the case of holding it for unknown future users to the detriment of those with immediate and present need is both bad resource management and also fosters an errant perception that an extended life for IPv4 is possible

The IPv4 transfer market is already making that IPv4 future possible.

and therefore there is no need to implement IPv6 or that delaying IPv6 implementation is harmless and risk free.

This has nothing to do with IPv6 but everything to do with IPv$.

I do find it interesting that amidst all of the opposition to Soft Landing proposals, you have chosen to promote me to chief opposer (is that a real title?)

I’m not sure what gives you the power to appoint me to such a position, but I suppose if there needs to be one, then I am perfectly willing to fulfill the role as required in the face of such a fundamentally bad proposal.

You have since ceased from being the chief opposer of solflanding policies and I now give that title to our good friend Andrew :-)

Andrew takes the title now because he doesnt believe in any form of softlanding policy amendment beyond the status quo even though he authored a softlanding-overhaul policy proposal and then went on to withdraw it.

Evolve or Extinct. Enable IPv6 Now.

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