[ppml] IPv6>>32

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue May 17 14:24:24 EDT 2005

> Dorm rooms usually include hotel-like services. When I was
> in uni, a maid came once a week to clean everybody's room.

Interesting.  That is different from any of the dorms with which
I am familiar.  It has been some time, so, policies may have
changed, but, last I looked, this was not the case at any
of the University of California, Stanford, University of
British Columbia (Vancouver), or California State Universities.

> We had cooked meals provided 3 times a day if we wanted it.

This was not bundled with the dorm at any of the universities I
am familiar with.

> There was no lease for the room. It was bundled with the
> educational services. If you leave university you have to
> move out of the dorm as well.

While university attendance was a prerequisite/condition of the
dorm lease, university attendence did not necessarily include
a dorm room.  There was an additional rental fee and agreement.

Finally, some dorms I knew included a telephone line (attached
to university PBX), while others required students to purchase
their own phone service, if desired.  Others still did not
have telecommunications wiring to each dorm room and provided
pay phones in common areas of the building.

> However, a university dorm is not a hotel and it is not
> an apartment. I think we all agree that in our society the
> university is a special type of entity. It is not a business
> or a government department or non-profit organization. It is
> a university, period.
So... I think there are university dorms that resemble hotels
as you describe, but, also, ones that come much closer to apartments
and still others that are different altogether.

However, there are universities that are businesses.  There are also
universities which are government departments, and, finally, there
are some which are run as NPOs.

Stanford University and Menlo College are examples of universities that
are run as businesses.

The University of California and California State Universities are examples
of government agencies (if you don't believe this, look at their legal
entitlements in the California Constitution some time and the legal powers
granted to the Board of Regents).

I don't have a convenient example of an NPO university off the top of my
head, but, I know some exist.

In any case, if they offer IP services to their students in dorm rooms,
they have the choice under current policy of whether the end site is the
campus, collection of dorm buildings, dorm building, dorm room, or, each
student.  Depending on where they place the end site, each student may
qualify for a /128, multiple /128s, a /64, or a /48.  I think it would
be hard to justify each student being an LIR.


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