brian at meganet.net
Fri Sep 15 06:37:56 EDT 2000
: > : Really, if they can dish out the IPs, they can take'em away.
: > In a utopian world, yes. But..
: Actually ARIN can take away addresses -from the blocks it was
Understood. Nothing new there.
: > that, in one forum or another, I've initiated it in the past). ARIN does
: > *not* have the authority to reclaim legacy space. Nobody has the
: > authority to reclaim the terribly, irresponsibly underutilised space
: > allocated many moons ago.
: Actually the IANA does. Thats how I manged to get 16% of
: the total IPv4 space retruned to the freepool in 1995/1996.
: Its doable,
This I didn't know (and I stand corrected). I was under the impression
that the IANA had been relegated to a figure-head position, viz. QE 2.
So why do GE, MIT, and many colleges/universities, etc. still hold
outrageously large blocks? Why wasn't this corrected long ago, before
"newbies" like myself started bitching? :) Why are we faced with this
artificial address shortage?
ps: Not being combative/belligerent - simply trying to understand.
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