Re: [Fwd: Kremen VS Arin Antitrust Lawsuit - Anyone have feedback?]

From: David Conrad (no email)
Date: Wed Sep 13 2006 - 14:10:58 EDT

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    >> I'm sure the same argument was used for telephone numbers when
    >> technical folk were arguing against number portability.
    > Oh come on.

    Where are we going?

    > You know perfectly well that phone numbers are not the same as IP.

    Yes. I was making an analogy about what I suspect the technical
    arguments used during discussions on telephone numbering portability
    were.

    > No one knows me by my IP address.

    Debatable (I'm sure if you engaged in sufficiently criminal activity
    over the Internet, you would be tracked down by the IP address you
    used). However, that is irrelevant. While you personally may not be
    referenced by IP address, the network interfaces used to reach you
    are known by IP address and those addresses cannot be changed without
    interrupting communication.

    > They know me by my
    > email address(es). Heck, even I don't know my own IP address without
    > running ifconfig and I installed it and maintain the system.

    I have been told on numerous occasions that one of the reasons IPv6
    has not seen significant deployment is because enterprises do not
    want to obtain their address space from their service provider due to
    (among other reasons) the cost of renumbering.

    Are you indicating you believe that renumbering is not an issue?

    Rgds,
    -drc


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