ARIN is not/is too/is not/is too... blah.

Aleph One aleph1 at
Sat Mar 29 19:16:51 UTC 1997

On Sat, 29 Mar 1997, Randy Bush wrote:

> You seem to have a model that the IP space is being sold as if it were a
> commodity.  What is being charged are the services.  Please read the ARIN
> proposal.

You misunderstand. ARIN may not sell IP space as if it where a commodity.
But by making cheaper large IP address blocks than smaller ones is allows
the creation of just such a commodity market at a second level. In anycase
how is a smaller block allocationa a chaper "service" than a smaller one?
They should all cost the same per IP address, or even increaser as the
block gets larger to give an incentive for intelligent use of address
space, aggregation, and things like NAT. Not the other way around.

> randy

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