[ppml] 2005-1:Multi-national Business Enablement

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Apr 23 16:18:03 EDT 2005

>> If you're going to be an LIR, it comes with the responsibility for
>> building a backbone sufficient to meet your Intradomain connectivity
>> needs.
> Can you show me the policy where this is outlined? I don't know any
> RIR IP addressing or membership policy which suggests any
> responsibilities in regard of routing matters.
Well... I suppose it's not explicitly stated in RIR policy, but, it is
certainly implicit in the definition of an LIR:

2.4. Local Internet Registry (LIR) - A Local Internet Registry (LIR) is an
IR that primarily assigns address space to the users of the network
services that it provides. LIRs are generally ISPs, whose customers are
primarily end users and possibly other ISPs.

If you are assigning address space to users of network services that you
provide, than, isn't providing those network services inherent in that

>> If your dealing with multiple organizations that are diversly
>> connected, then, topologically they are many small organizations,
>> not one large one.
> Routing-wise yes. Organizationally most often not.
My point is that the IP Policy definition of an Organization tends to be
more topologically aligned than financially.  This is an unfortunately
vague part of the policy (for example, the term organization is often
used and never defined), but, lots of large companies (and even some
smaller ones) comprise multiple organizations for IP allocation purposes.


If it wasn't crypto-signed, it probably didn't come from me.
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