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Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at
Tue Mar 7 15:29:28 UTC 2006

On 6-mrt-2006, at 22:08, Owen DeLong wrote:

>> What I hear is "any type of geography can't work because network
>> topology != geography". That's like saying cars can't work  
>> because  they
>> can't drive over water which covers 70% of the earth's surface.

> No, it's more like saying "Cars which can't operate off of freeways
> won't work" because there are a lot of places freeways don't go.
> Hmmm... Come to think of it, I haven't seen anyone selling a car
> which won't operate off of a freeway.

If we slightly open this up to "vehicles on wheels" and "long  
distance infrastructure created specially for said vehicles" trains  
would qualify...

> I've got no opposition to issuing addresses based on some geotop.  
> design,
> simply because on the off chance it does provide useful  
> aggregation, why
> not.

Exactly, that's all I ask.

> OTOH, I haven't seen anyone propose geotop allocation as a policy
> in the ARIN region (hint to those pushing for it).

Hm, I would rather do this globally but maybe this is the way to go...

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