[ppml] The WIANA registry

Ron da Silva ron at aol.net
Mon Apr 28 09:30:27 EDT 2003

On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 09:35:39AM +0100, Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:
> > Hmm...shouldn't WIANA simply ask an RIR for space (after justification)
> > or directly petition IANA like any other well behaving internet
> > activity/experiment?
> What makes you think this is an experiment? I thought it was intended to 
> be a permanent and growing wireless internet. 

Call it an activity if you prefer...

On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 09:41:12AM +0100, Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:
> I condone the action because they are providing a useful service which 
> needs globally unique IPv addressing. And since there is now plenty of 
> IPv4 address space to burn, we may as well use it up for useful things. If 
> we start to run out of IPv4 space, we have an almost infinite amount of 
> IPv6 addressing to use so there is no danger in running out.

If WIANA is unable to obtain addressing from the RIRs, then they may
consider petitioning IANA directly.  But, asserting address space
independently is not a very well behaving activity...it is no different
than for me to start using


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