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Re: [NIC-960209.1757] Routing Problem (fwd)

  • From: Paul Ferguson
  • Date: Mon Feb 12 08:41:04 1996

At 11:01 PM 2/11/96 -0800, Robert Du Gaue wrote:

>> No circularity about it.  First, you need customers.  Second, if you
>> already have enough customers, you get your own IP space.
>> Until then, you get a small chunk out of somebody else's bigger IP space.
>Yeah right. You try that with a growing business. Then when you finally
>get enough users and corporate customers to 'justify' your own 64block and
>then give them the news that their entire networks will now need to be
>reconfigured how do you think they'll react. If I was that big, the amount
>of money it would cost me and my end-users would not be trivial. 

Creating a consortium [akin to the NAP model] of small ISP's could
easily resolve this problem, if all address space allocated to each
ISP was contiguous and could be aggregated to a larger prefix.

This has been suggested on numerous occasions.

- paul