NSP ... New Information

Larry Vaden vaden at texoma.net
Mon Jun 9 02:36:41 UTC 1997

At 06:57 PM 6/8/97 PDT, Randy Bush wrote:
>> Should InterNIC grant small ISPs (this one serves a rural area between
>> Dallas and Oklahoma City) fully routable and portable IP space?
>You are talking about a scarce resource.  The InterNIC should allocate as
>much space as can be justified for real use.  We discussed this to death a
>long time ago.

Has the situation changed since a long time ago?

What scare resources, if any, should a rural ISP serving a rural area of
say, 250K people, be allocated?

Should the rural ISP be allowed the scarce resources to multi-home with
portable IP space and thus be allowed to offer diversity and redundancy to

Your thoughts and those of others are appreciated.


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