Why does Sprint have address filters again?

Avi Freedman freedman at netaxs.com
Fri May 29 19:48:54 UTC 1998

> It requires $100 worth of someone's time to make two phone calls and/or read
> two signed service agreements?
> Perhaps if ARIN is paying their people $100/hour, yes.
> (This is a CLERK's job)

Really?  You're going to educate clerks about IP transit?
How interesting.

> I disagree strongly on the "resistor" argument, at least for the initial
> assignment.  Bottom line - if you're announcing networks, you need an ASN.
> If you're not, you don't.  Demonstrate that someone is going to allow you 
> to announce networks, and you get one.
> If you want a SECOND one for administrative convenience or whatever, now for
> THAT I can see charging a significant fee.  Why?  Because its not *necessary*
> for you to have a second one.  You might WANT a second ASN, you might in
> fact want several of them for policy routing reasons, but that's not the
> same thing as a NEED for a second (or subsequent) ASN.

So, what's the criteria?  Make a proposal.  I don't have a strong problem
with charging more for 2nd and subsequent ASNs, but I also think charging
something for the reg service is reasonable.

> Karl Denninger (karl at MCS.Net)| MCSNet - Serving Chicagoland and Wisconsin


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