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Scarce IPv4 Resources
- From: Jim Fleming
- Date: Sat Feb 22 18:07:29 1997
On Saturday, February 22, 1997 4:40 PM, Jim Fleming[SMTP:JimFleming@unety.net] wrote:
@ On Saturday, February 22, 1997 9:27 AM, Avi Freedman[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
@ @ > Avi,
@ @ >
@ @ > Do you by any chance know if anyone
@ @ > in the State of Pennsylvania has a /8 ?
@ @ I don't think so.
@ @ The State
@ @ Hershey
@ @ Bethlehem Steel
@ @ Prepent
@ @ PSU
@ @ CMU
@ @ The City of Philadelphia (with two /16s)
@ @ None of them seem likely to have an /8.
@ @ > If not, do you have any suggestions on
@ @ > who would be a good delegate ?
@ @ I think that my dirty old Blue Jew Canoe (the 1988 Olds Delta 88 that I tool
@ @ around town in) would make a good delegate.
@ @ > Jim Fleming
@ @ So you seriously think that delegating /8s around to registries and potentially
@ @ starting a bidding war for 'easy' address space (which can be obtained with
@ @ money rather than demonstrated need and allocation history) is a good thing?
@ @ Good thing the community doesn't trust you to guard our scarce resources.
Can you define the community ?
How can you claim the resources are scarce when ISPs
have a tiny fraction of the IPv4 space ?
As an ISP, can you explain how you obtained your resources ?
or, are "your" resources, "our" resources...?
Do all ISPs have the resources you have ?
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