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Re: Efficient (Dense) Use of Address Blocks

  • From: Bill Manning
  • Date: Mon Mar 20 17:50:10 1995

> Karl wrote:
> > > My request was for 256 Class "C"s.  We have consumed almost 
> > > exactly that in a year.
> And Alan added:
> > I did the same.  [...]  Interpath has
> > not *QUITE* used up the block, but pretty darn close
> Can either of you provide estimates of how densely these blocks 
> are populated?  What percentage of the individual host addresses 
> are currently used by functioning hosts (or router interfaces)?

Of course -both- of these ISP's are running RWhois servers which 
accuratly reflect the delegations that they have made and which 
can be used to document to the Internic that they need more space.

(beats SWIP entries all hollow IMHO)