North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
Chiappa blows his brains out (was Re: Policy Statement)
> Oh, good, the multi-homing discussion again. > (The loud "bang" you just heard was Noel blowing out his brains in sheer > desperation and frustration.) You're misinterpreting my question. The fault must be mine; I guess that my query wasn't specific enough. Let me put it another way: GIVEN that there exists some set of organizations who want to purchase multiple T1s from multiple independent suppliers for purposes of reliability and load sharing yet have need for less than 255 unique IP addresses, and GIVEN that certain extremely popular software products (such as Netscape Navigator) which are important to these organizations were developed by programmers who seem to have no knowledge of either efficiency or the way that the Internet works, and GIVEN that I have sufficient knowledge about routing as is necessary to fully understand every technical issue involved, and GIVEN that I have a rudimentary and imperfect understanding of the political and economic issues regarding IP numbering and the propagation of routes thereunto, HOW do I resolve the conflict between justifiable corporate service requirements and the expressed statements on these mailing lists the past few weeks which seem to imply that anyone who does not consume at least a /18 worth of address space is not worthy of being globally routed? I am asking, I suspect, not for a technical answer (there being none other than Chiappa's "it's gonna cost"), but the most politically correct answer to give the organization (which is not Netscape). jms Joel M Snyder, 1404 East Lind Road, Tucson, AZ, 85719 Phone: +1 520 324 0494 (voice) +1 520 324 0495 (FAX) [email protected] http://www.opus1.com/jms Opus One PLEASE NOTE: The useful parts of Arizona changed from area code 602 to area code 520 on March 20, 1995.