brian at meganet.net
Fri Sep 15 10:00:56 EDT 2000
: : 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?
A clarification - I'm simply looking for insight. Does IANA have the
*authority* to reclaim addresses, or is it simply a matter of negotiation
and good will on the part of the blocks' administrators?
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