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RE: IP addresses are now assets
From: Robert Bonomi <bonomi () mail r-bonomi com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:56:35 -0600 (CST)

From nanog-bounces+bonomi=mail.r-bonomi.com () nanog org  Fri Dec  2 13:29:31 2011
From: Leigh Porter <leigh.porter () ukbroadband com>
To: "Justin M. Streiner" <streiner () cluebyfour org>,
        Leo Bicknell
 <bicknell () ufp org>
Subject: RE: IP addresses are now assets
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 19:29:43 +0000
Cc: NANOG <nanog () nanog org>



-----Original Message-----
From: Justin M. Streiner [mailto:streiner () cluebyfour org]
Sent: 02 December 2011 19:26
To: Leo Bicknell
Cc: NANOG
Subject: Re: IP addresses are now assets

On Fri, 2 Dec 2011, Leo Bicknell wrote:

In a message written on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 11:04:23PM -0500,
Michael R. Wayne wrote:
   After negotiating with multiple prospective buyers, Cerner Corp.
   agreed to buy the Internet addresses for $12 each. Other bids
were
   as low as $1.50 each, according to a bankruptcy court filing.

Someone should tell Cerner Corp you can still get them for free,
and thus they overpaid by oh, $12 an address!

I'm waiting for someone to come back and balk at $12/address, and try
to
reduce the number of addresses they buy, forgetting that pesky powers-
of-two
business:  "In the interest of containing the cost of the deal, XYZ
Corp has
agreed to buy 27,000 addresses instead of the original 65,536."

That will be a definite facepalm moment.

jms


So about a /18 a /19 a /21 and a /23 then ;-)

Methinks it ought to be restricted to some combination of a /17, a /19, a /23,
a /29, and a /31.  It's all 'prime' number-space, after all.   <groan.




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