Redundant AS's

Hank Nussbacher hank at efes.iucc.ac.il
Fri Mar 20 05:40:15 CDT 2009


On Fri, 20 Mar 2009, Florian Weimer wrote:

> * Hank Nussbacher:
>
>> It takes me about 3-5 hours of work to track down and get an old
>> unused ASN to be deallocated.  How about updating the 2010 charging
>> model so that LIRs that return ASNs are compensated?
>
> I don't think this is a good way of using RIR funds.  Why should the
> old guys receive even more special treatment?  RIPE's charging scheme
> already discriminates heavily against newcomers.

I disagree.

Older LIRs have more allocations which compensates for the time factor of 
the algorithm.  Older allocations need almost no human handling by the RIR 
vs a new LIR of a year which has a oodles of tickets that need human 
intervention.

-Hank




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