NAIPR Message

50 States of ARIN

On Thu, 27 Feb 1997, Jim Fleming wrote:

> Can ARIN discussion list members comment on using
> 140.0.0.0 to 190.0.0.0 for 50 clones of the InterNIC
> to allocate /18 blocks to ISPs in the United States ?

	1) Just becuase you're asking a question of "ARIN discussion list 
members" doesn't mean your question has anything to do with ARIN. This 
list would be an inappropriate place for me to ask Kim Hubbard what she 
has for breakfast despite Kim's association with ARIN.

	2) That's an incredibly large block of IP address to grant to US 
registries when there's a big planet out there. Do we next allocate 
dozens of /8's throughout Europe? And then Asia?

	3) IPv4 space is a scarce resource. The Internet's routing table 
also has too many routes in it. You can trade off one of these to help 
the other. As I see your plan, we give up a lot of IPv4 address space and 
get no guarantees (or even reasons to believe) that the routing situation 
will get any better. In fact, I worry that the registry with the most 
'generous' policy will use up its /8 real quick, littering the 'Net with 
/18's which providers will (initially) not filter. Then when the mess is 
discovered and filters go in place, we'll have given out lots of address 
space that will not route.

	PLEASE DON'T FOLLOW THIS UP TO THE NAIPR LIST unless you can 
really show some relevance to ARIN, not other mythical registries. Thanks.

	DS