Allocation of IP Addresses

Dorian Kim dorian at
Thu Mar 14 03:14:45 UTC 1996

On Wed, 13 Mar 1996, Michael Dillon wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Mar 1996, David R. Conrad wrote:
> > Bullshit.  The InterNIC is very much aware of global routing issues.
> Then why have they not yet come up with a workable policy like the one 
> RIPE uses to release /16 blocks incrementally to new ISP's?

Well, currently InterNIC is the registry of last resort, and given RFC 
1814 and such, they CANNOT, if you fight hard enough, turn you away. 
Given the number of new ISPs that come to them for provider independent 
addresses, they isn't enough IPv4 address space to do the above with.


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