ARIN to Allocate from

Steve Rubin ser at
Thu Nov 11 01:15:37 UTC 1999

On Thu, Nov 11, 1999 at 07:02:27AM +1000, Bruce Campbell wrote:
> > The #'s have to come from somewhere, and 64/8 is just as good as any
> > other chunk of address space.  Maybe a charge of $1/yr should be imposed for
> ISPs within the APNIC and RIPE ranges of 61/8 and 62/8 respectively have
> already gone through trying to get filters redone by US ISPs over the past
> few years.

I think you missed my point.  "Back in the day" SRI and NSI handed out address
space in any size chunk you could imagine asking for.  How much of this
isn't used (My guess: atleast %60 is unused).  How many of these companies 
do not exist anymore?  If you charged $1 for any allocation that wasn't 
being announced (the quickest way to figure out if its being used), then
any block that wasn't paid for could easily be reassigned.  Unless we want
to go IPv6, the only solution to running out of address space is to get
the space back that is assigned to non-existant companies.  

Steve Rubin, Packet Monkey & Pilot  - ser at -

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