Philip J. Nesser II pjnesser at
Mon Mar 31 20:56:16 UTC 1997

Michael Gersten supposedly said:
> Jim raises an extremely good point.
> Why not start ARIN off by giving it a /8 to work with and see how well
> it will actually work?

Guess what.  That IS the plan.

The IANA controls /0 and will retain control of it.  ARIN, just like RIPE
and APNIC will be given a /8 to work from.

> Lets face it, there is only ONE /0, and giving that to ARIN might not
> be a good idea if it doesn't work right. By giving them a /8, they
> will have to compete with other ways of assigning IP addresses, and
> demonstrate that they actually can work.
> Just like a would-be ISP has to start with a /24 and work up...
> 		Michael

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