NAIPR Message

50 States of ARIN

On Friday, February 28, 1997 5:25 AM, David Schwartz[SMTP:davids at WIZNET.NET] wrote:
@ 
@ 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?
@ 

Again, please separate USAGE from the Registry that manages
the space and collects fees for that management.

What happened to all this..."the Internet is International" stuff...?

Why can't a few people in a small office in Maine manage the
space being USED in other places in the world ?

If you are a Senator in Maine or a citizen of Maine, and a taxpayer
in Maine, wouldn't you want the lease fees to be paid into Maine ?

@ 	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.
@ 

Please check http://www.arin.net to see what ARIN is about...

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Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

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