Internic address allocation policy

Karl Denninger karl at
Mon Mar 20 22:03:49 UTC 1995

> I am told by someone with direct knowledge that all they want is some 
> estimate of numbers of pops and methods of connecting them.  IE some data 
> about proposed network topology and nothing more and that they pledge to 
> keep this confidential.
> Karl defined what was wanted in rather broader terms unless I 
> misunderstood his message.  Why can't some general estimate at this 
> fairly high and abstract level with geographic locations of POPS not 
> precisely pin pointed  (pick the radius that suits you - 10 miles - 5- or 
> 50 miles) be given.  Several people directly involved in the process are 
> telling me that such general and fairly abstract data is quite sufficient 
> and that they absolutely do NOT want anything to do with how the ISP 
> defines it future market.
> Karl:  is it your point that you cannot even give general data without 
> giving away more than you want about market you are pursuing?
> ********************************************************************
> Gordon Cook, Editor & Publisher       Subscript.: Individ-ascii  $85

No, we provided them with that general data and were told that wasn't
enough information for them to make a decision.  The general case is
publically known and isn't something that is considered proprietary; the
specific case is, and is not something we're about to disclose.

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