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Re: ISP Domain Auction

  • From: Paul Ferguson
  • Date: Tue Feb 13 13:20:19 1996

At 07:15 PM 2/12/96 -0800, Craig A. Huegen wrote:

>I think that right now, we shouldn't be too concerned with "CIDRize or 
>DIE!".  At this point, we should be helping other entities out--you're 
>not FORCING them to renumber by making their networks non-routable 
>within one organization--you're screwing your customers out of optimal 
>connectivity to any particular site.
>The Internet has gotten too much away from the original purpose, to share 
>information.  It has gone to a vast commercial marketing symbol, where 
>most companies really don't care about other entities--"Why should we 
>help this group?  They're customers of ISP X!"

That's all weel and good, but it certainly doesn't scale. Which is the
entire problem. Sigh.

- paul