Rebuttal to Mr. Weisberg's insinuations
On Sunday, July 20, 1997 1:06 AM, David R. Conrad[SMTP:davidc at APNIC.NET] wrote:
@ >@Home was allocated most of the space in 24.X.X.X directly by Jon
@ Most? 1/64 == "most"? Interesting math.
Five (or 4.5) /16s in an address space that supports 256
is not 1/64...you might want to check your math...
...or the DNS...
0.24.IN-ADDR.ARPA. 518400 NS NS1.HOME.NET.
1.24.IN-ADDR.ARPA. 518400 NS NS1.HOME.NET.
2.24.IN-ADDR.ARPA. 518400 NS NS1.HOME.NET.
3.24.IN-ADDR.ARPA. 518400 NS NS1.HOME.NET.
4.24.IN-ADDR.ARPA. 518400 NS NS1.HOME.NET.
You could have also deduced this by looking at the
"whois" information....which you said everyone understands...
of course, it does not match the IN-ADDR.ARPA information...
@Home Network (NETBLK-ATHOME) ATHOME 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
The point that you are missing is that when the 24.X.X.X
space was first opened up, those other cable TV companies
did not have allocations, delegations, etc. For some reason
the cable TV industry was singled out as different from the
ISPs. When these types of decisions are made, it might be
useful to have some public discussion, some archives, etc.
Of course the same can be said for ARIN...