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Re: Internic address allocation policy
- From: ATM_Feel_the_Power
- Date: Fri Mar 17 23:28:15 1995
Setting up the SWIP and some other requirements might be expected but, as
providers I think the line needs to be drawn somewhere. I mean there is a
difference between the smaller isp and a network thats got millions of
dollars invested. I know that other major nets have had problems as well.
This problem just needs to go away.
On Fri, 17 Mar 1995, Paul Lustgraaf wrote:
> Does anyone but me agree that the Internic's current address allocation
> policy is counter-productive? I've been trying for three weeks now to get
> a block of addresses assigned to me for re-assignment to my customers.
> I run the non-profit Internet in the whole state of Iowa and the Internic
> asks me to tell them *ahead of time* how many hosts there will be and
> the subnet and masking policy for this block.
> How the H*** am I supposed to know that?
> Since I sent in this request, I have had *legitimate* requests for over
> 40 class C-sized blocks. If I have to go to my regional providers block
> to satisfy them, it will just contribute to the global routing table
> My regional provider, Midnet, tells me that to get the last CIDR block,
> they had to put in over 16 man-hours convincing the Internic that their
> request was valid. This is from a Regional that serves 7 states!
> Is this crazy, or what?
> Now, what do we do about it?
> Paul Lustgraaf "Its easier to apologize than to get permission."
> Network Specialist Grace Hopper
> Iowa State University Computation Center firstname.lastname@example.org
> Ames, IA 50011 515-294-0324