[arin-ppml] A compromise on legacy space?

J. R. Westmoreland jr at jrw.org
Tue Sep 9 21:44:24 EDT 2008

For my agreement $25 would be fair.
If you can make that happen, sign me up. <smile>

J. R. Westmoreland
E-mail: jr at jrw.org

-----Original Message-----
From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
Behalf Of Leo Bicknell
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 5:17 PM
To: arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] A compromise on legacy space?

In a message written on Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 06:26:52PM -0400, Lee Dilkie
> > The fee is about cost recovery for ARIN (it is a non-profit after 
> > all).  Unfortunately the level of work for a /24 and a /16 are 
> > remarkably similar, both are one entry in whois, both are one set of 
> > NS records in in-addr.arpa, both are one bill to send, one check to 
> > collect.
> I find it hard to believe, in this day of $169 Terabyte drives, that
> *one* entry , that doesn't change, in a database would cost anything 
> close to $1, never mind $100. And I also suspect that the number of 
> in-addr and whois lookups for my /24 would be a tiny miniscule 
> fraction of those for a /8 and the bandwidth cost would be next to

If the Board were to say the feed schedule for /24 assignments is
$5 per year (which is entirely possible) would you then be happy with the

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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