Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations
bmanning at ISI.EDU
Fri Feb 2 14:07:11 UTC 1996
> > 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.
There were a couple of methods suggested here:
preemptive hijacking -
voluntary return -
periodic fees -
Hijacking has a number of interesting problems
Periodic fees will take a year or more to implement
Voluntary return can be done -now-.
Which method is the least stressfull and has reasonable impact
on the existing routing table crunch?
> > 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.
Not quite the same beast. Domain lables are -not- a finite resource.
There are a wide range of viable alternatives to paying the InterNIC
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