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Re: NSP ... New Information

  • From: Nathan Stratton
  • Date: Thu Jun 05 00:50:41 1997

On Wed, 4 Jun 1997, Eric Germann wrote:

> Isn't the biggest problem with PI space having a big enough network so
> Sprint and everyone else doesn't filter you?  Specifically a /19 or larger
> (~ 8000 addresses)?  Can you justify to them 32 Class C's so you can be
> seen everywhere?  I know of another startup provider who had this problem.
> Its a chicken and egg scenario.  They needed to sell connectivity, but
> couldn't reach portions of the net, specifically Sprint.  Kind of kills
> your marketing when you can't get to the entire 'Net.  How do others deal
> with this scenario in a startup environment, or even an established
> environment where you can't justify 8000 addresses yet?

Renumber a lot. It is hard for the Internic to hand out /19 when most of
the new providers will be out of business in 6 months. The only way to do
it is to get space from your ISP and then renumber if you move. After you
do that a few times if you do it will, you will be able to get a /19 and
then /18 and so on. 

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