The Day The Routers Died

susana@pitagoras:~$ whois POEM-RIPE55-SONG
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% Information related to ‘POEM-RIPE55-SONG’

poem: POEM-RIPE55-SONG
form: FORM-PROSE
descr: At his first RIPE meeting, Gary wrote this and performed at
descr: the closing plenary. It was truly awesome.
descr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y36fG2Oba0

descr:
text: A long long time ago
text: I can still remember
text: when my laptop could connect elsewhere.
text:
text: And I tell you all there was a day
text: the network card I threw away
text: had a purpose – and it worked for you and me.
text:
text: But 18 years completely wasted
text: with each address we’ve aggregated
text: the tables overflowing
text: the traffic just stopped flowing…
text:
text: And now we’re bearing all the scars
text: and all my traceroutes showing stars.
text: The packets would travel faster in cars
text: the day the routers died.
text:
text: So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
text: Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
text: IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
text: but I s’pose we’d better give it a try.
text: I suppose we’d better give it a try.
text:
text: Now did you write an RFC
text: that dictated how we all should be?
text: And did we listen like we should that day?
text:
text: Now were you back at RIPE 54
text: where we heard the same things months before
text: and the people knew they had to change their ways?
text:
text: And we knew that all the ISPs
text: Could be future-proof for centuries.
text: But that was then not now.
text: Spent too much time playing WoW.
text:
text: Oh there was a time we sat on IRC
text: making jokes on how this day would be.
text: Now there’s no more use for TCP
text: the day the routers died…
text:
text: So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
text: Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
text: IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
text: but I s’pose we’d better give it a try.
text: I suppose we’d better give it a try.
text:
text: I remember those old days I mourn
text: sitting in my room, downloading porn.
text: Yeah, that’s how it used to be…
text:
text: When the packets flowed from A to B
text: via routers that could talk IP.
text: There was data that could be exchanged between you and me.
text:
text: Oh but I could see you all ignore
text: the fact we’d fill up IPv4.
text: But we all lost the nerve
text: and we got what we deserved!
text:
text: And while we threw our network kit away
text: and wished we’d heard the things they say.
text: Put all our lives in disarray
text: the day the routers died…
text:
text: So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
text: Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
text: IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
text: but I s’pose we’d better give it a try.
text: I suppose we’d better give it a try.
text:
text: Saw a man with whom I used to peer,
text: asked him to rescue my career.
text: He just sighed and turned away.
text:
text: I went down to the net cafe
text: that I used to visit everyday.
text: But the man there said I might as well just leave.
text:
text: And now we’ve all lost our purpose,
text: my cisco shares completely worthless…
text: No future meetings for me
text: at the Hotel Krasnapolsky.
text:
text: And the men that make us push and push –
text: like Geoff Huston and Randy Bush.
text: Should’ve listened to what they told us
text: the day the routers died…
text:
text: So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
text: Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
text: IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
text: but I s’pose we’d better give it a try.
text:
author: GF3634-RIPE
admin-c: LIM1-RIPE
mnt-by: LIM-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

December 1, 2007. english, internet, networks, videos.

3 Comments

  1. Filipe Freitas replied:

    engraçado! que tipo de endereço (?) é POEM-RIPE55-SONG ?

  2. Susana replied:

    heh. Eles chamam-lhes limerick objects, podes ver todos se fezeres: whois -i admin-c LIM1-RIPE

    A BD é deles, podem dar-se ao luxo de fazer estas brincadeiras😀

  3. The Day the Youtube Died « Susana replied:

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