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On Jan 31, 2011, at 11:41 PM, George Bonser wrote:

>> There are negligible benefits as far as I can tell from the vantage
>> points of end systems to creating new private scope ipv4 regions at
>> this
>> late date.
> Here, yes.  In other places, maybe there are other factors.  I am not
> saying I favor such a thing, just going through the exercise of thinking
> through how to deal with one when/if it appears and recognizing that
> such a thing could happen.
> Imagine The Repressive Republic of Slobovia wants to absolutely control
> who talks to whom over that country's internet infrastructure (or, more
> accurately, who doesn't talk to whom).  That is a fairly easy way of
> doing it.  They absolutely control the entire addressing spectrum and if
> desired, nothing leaks.  Now that isn't to say people don't find ways
> out, as they always will.

That's a really good reason NOT to provide this ability.

There's no advantage to the global internet for facilitating such a thing.