On Wednesday, February 26, 1997 12:26 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at VT.EDU wrote:
@ On Wed, 26 Feb 1997 09:29:07 PST, you said:
@ > I believe in creating a registry for each state. However, I don't
@ > agree with the process mentioned below of letting the Senator's and
@ > Governor's decide who will
@ Unfortunately, the funding model breaks down here. Just because you
@ can run ONE registry on $3M a year does *NOT* mean that you can run 50
@ registries on $60,000 a year each. Also, given the fact that we do
@ *NOT* have geographically-based IP address allocations now (nor are we
@ likely to, given the current interconnect structure between the
@ long-haul providers), mandating 50 of them may be worse than
@ counter-productive, causing non-aggregation of addresses that would
@ otherwise have been aggregable.
Spreading the registries out is for politcal and economic reasons.
It also allows companies to work with registry people they "like".
I expect someone to lease a block from Texas and run their ISP
in New York. The lease fees (and taxes) are sent to Texas. The
charges for a routing entry and service provider go via New York.
The routers may be in New Jersey.
@ As a (probably not unreasonable case) what happens to a company that
@ has its main corporate offices in Boston, but maintains a POP in
@ Detroit and NYC, but does most of its packet interchange at MAE-East
@ in Maryland? Which state(s) do they ask for allocations, and what
@ happens if they ask in Maryland, and need more allocation due to
@ growth in their Detroit operation? The Maryland registry will
@ probably be upset at having "their" allocation hijacked, much as RIPE
@ propably would be unhappy at giving out address space for a US company
@ to use in the US....
@ Valdis Kletnieks
@ Computer Systems Engineer
@ Virginia Tech
You have assumed that asking for allocations from Maryland
has something to do with routers and packets and services
Do you have any idea how many people have formed
corporations in Delaware and have never set foot in
the State of Delaware ?
Delaware knows the "registry business"...they do not need routers...:-)
JimFleming at unety.net
JimFleming at unety.s0.g0 (EDNS/IPv8)