Address "portability"

Avi Freedman freedman at
Sat Apr 6 13:47:39 UTC 1996

> At 12:32 PM 4/5/96 -0800, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> >The California PUC has approved local phone competition within California,
> >with the requirement the phone number portability (between carriers) be
> >fully implemented as soon as possible. Making your phone number stay the
> >same no matter whether you're a PacBell or MFS or TCI customer is exactly
> >the same problem as making IP addresses portable... just wait until ISPs
> >are regulated, and they get the same mandate.
> Uhm, Cisco, you hear that?

I don't see it as being anything that Cisco can deal with.  Probably the
IETF would be a better place...

Or, to put it another way, you can already advertise /32s using Ciscos.
If people listen to them, you have portable single IP addresses...

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