Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations
nh at ireland.eu.net
Fri Feb 2 11:20:33 UTC 1996
> Perhaps there is better wisdom out there on correct metrics
> for these values. From my limited viewpoint, the only way
> to recover the space is a voluntary return, based on the
> original allocation policies.
There must be some mechanism implemented whereby address space will return
to the IANA after a specified period of time unless otherwise requested by
the prefix holder. Otherwise what will happen is that this 60% (or some
other large percentage when the figures finally settle) of the 192/8 address
space will effectively be lost from the internet with no real means of
retrieving it. A system like this without any garbage collection mechanism
is eventually going to fill up with defunct allocations and the cruft of
years past -- something which is not an option when dealing with limited
> as a technological means to protect a networks internal
> stability, is presumptious and rude at best and legally
> indefensable at worst.
How are the InterNIC coping with the new domain name charging scheme? If
this were successful, a similar scheme might be considered for address
prefixes. The legal consequences are similar if not quite the same, and
one is really no more rude or presumptious than the other.
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