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Re: Internic address allocation policy

  • From: David Carmean
  • Date: Tue Nov 19 13:03:48 1996

Clearly some of Matthew's customers are concerned with privacy, and wish to 
restrict the knowledge of their connection to the Internet, or some set 
of information related to that connection.  So they wish the publicly-
available information to be "sanitized".

The NIC already has to base part of it's evaluation of address space use 
on methods other than SWIPs and RWHOIS data for address space allocated to 
the service provider which has been used internally by that organization.

Could not the provider make the assignments to the customer "care of" the 
provider itself, listing a customer ID or similar, to meet the customers' 
wishes of privacy; then under an NDA, identification of these customers, 
with detailed contact info, could be made to the InterNIC?

In a previous message, Kim Hubbard wrote:
> >
> Matthew,
> The InterNIC bases additional allocation blocks on efficient utilization.
> We can only see the utilization from your SWIPs and RWHOIS info.  If
> you refuse to supply contact information on your assignments, how can we
> tell what your utilization is?
> And as for the routing table overload, although the initial allocation
> may be relatively small, it is almost always reserved from a larger block.
> Bottom line, to receive additional address space all you have to do is
> the same thing everyone else does - submit reassignment information.  You
> don't have to fly out here, you don't have to be nice to me, just follow
> the basic policies.
> Regards,
> Kim Hubbard
> InterNIC Registry

David Carmean           WB6YZM          DC574           <[email protected]>
        System/Network Administration, Silicon Beach Communications
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