NAIPR Message


On Thu, 6 Feb 1997 Valdis.Kletnieks at VT.EDU wrote:

> Now - try to get to 15K subscribers *without* multihoming.  Remember
> that if you're only single-homed, you're right off the bat less
> reliable than a multi-homed (the whole point is redundancy).  This
> will cost you market share.

You don't need to multihome to get redundancy. You can achieve the same
reliability by using multiple links to an upstream provider that does
multihoming. There are several providers already that supply this service
to ISP's like TLG, IXA, Netaxs and so on.

It really isn't ARIN's job to be an all-purpose business consultant for
ISP's supplying creativity services, marketing and planning advice,
purchasing assistance, etc. All ARIN has to do is to apply the same
international policies that RIPE and APNIC are applying and 
do it well.

Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-250-546-3049             -               E-mail: michael at