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Re: ARIN Policy on IP-based Web Hosting

  • From: dan
  • Date: Thu Aug 31 18:22:37 2000

In a democratic process, which ARIN is, refusal to participate in the
voting process, when eligible, usually removes one's standing to complain. 

This is a non-issue. Very few hosting companies of any size are assigning
individual IPs to individual sites. Most use some sort of HTTP file
transfer as well. This is not due to any benefit or deficiency in HTTP or
FTP. It's done this way to reduce IP usage, and to make the end-user
experience a smooth one. End-users of web services generally prefer the
dreaded "klicky" interface over it's trickier cousin, command line FTP.

Daniel Golding

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Patrick Greenwell wrote:

> On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Alec H. Peterson wrote:
> > 
> > "John A. Tamplin" wrote:
> > > 
> > > Well, if the policy is that you have to use name-based hosting everywhere
> > > feasible and do something different for those customers that need
> > > something different, that can be quite a hardship on existing setups.
> > > For example, re-engineering all the tools to create and maintain vdom
> > > services, changing existing customer setups, etc.  It is certainly easier
> > > to treat all hosting customers alike, rather than have completely
> > > separate setups and then have to change a customer from one to the other
> > > when they add or delete services (including downtime).
> > 
> > That was also brought up at the meeting, however it was generally agreed
> > that the address savings were worth the work.
> Very thoughtful of the assemblage to make that determination for everyone
> else.