[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-15: IPv4 Allocation Policy for the Africa Portion of the ARIN Region

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Sep 24 12:35:08 EDT 2003

> The E-Bay example is comparing apples with oranges, I think. E-Bay runs a
> web site, they don't provide access, as far as I know. Their "users" are
> accessing their web sites to buy and sell stuff. That doesn't make them an
> ISP. It means that they go to an ISP who *IS* multihomed and pay him to
> host their servers.
E-Bay is not an ISP.  However, E-Bay does have reasons to go to more than
one ISP and _BE_ multihomed themselves.

>> When a US ISP the same size as an African ISP comes to ARIN after
> this has passed and claims that if an African ISP of his size can
> multi-home, what argument are we going to use to tell him no?
> I have no problem in making it a global solution. Follow the RIPE example
> and have "micro" members.
Then encourage everyone trying to get 2003-15 to get behind the 
policy (I think it's 2002-3) and we can stop having 2003-15 detract from
a real solution.


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