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

Dirk Harms-Merbitz dirk at
Sat Mar 29 22:05:24 UTC 1997

Precisly. If the goal is to use a financial incentive to make IP
allocation more efficent, then the price per address should go up with the
number of addresses allocated at one time. 


On Sat, 29 Mar 1997, Aleph One wrote:

> 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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