[ppml] alternative realities (was PIv6 for legacy, holders (/wRSA + efficient use))

Cliff Bedore cliffb at cjbsys.bdb.com
Thu Aug 2 13:37:22 EDT 2007

With regards to MIT and or/other /8s that are "privately held", is the 
internet better off getting those turned in and split up which adds to 
the routing table or letting the private holder become a default 
ISP/mini IANA/ARIN in effect with a /8 aggregated address and keep the 
table smaller?  I realize that's not in keeping with current policy but 
would it make sense (other than to grow MIT's endowment fund)?  I would 
think other companies who got legacy /8s would be even more inclined to 
go this route since ARIN's control of the address space would certainly 
be in question.  If the number of $65M is anywhere near correct, a 
company would be well advised to start thinking about this and get the 
lawyers up to speed.


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