[ppml] IPv4 Soft Landing -Discussion

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Fri Oct 5 20:58:23 EDT 2007

At 8:43 PM -0400 10/5/07, Michael Thomas - Mathbox wrote:
>But John Doe (the living
>one) should be able to plunk down his $100 and get an IP block,
>irrespective aggregation issues.

That's probably achievable with IPv6, as long as you don't care
about being able to route the block. 

With IPv4, we've got some issues with unconnected networks
stranding otherwise badly needed addresses and came up with
these great RFC 1918 addresses for private network which can
be used for *free*, and won't even conflict with any publicly
assigned IPv4 address.

In either case, if you want address space that your ISP will
route, then you need to ask your ISP for the assignment.

Which scenario is your John Doe upset about?


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