Address space for individuals
David R Conrad davidc at is.apnic.net
Thu May 19 13:20:30 CEST 1994
If you don't mind some comments from a person a little separated from Europe (but you did mention world-wide): JPNIC and APNIC have recieved many requests for addresses for very small numbers of hosts (e.g. 2 or 3). This is a result of firewalls apparently being more popular in this region than elsewhere. In addition, I believe there have been requests to JPNIC from individuals for address space for similar situations as you have experienced. The response to these requests have generally been the allocation of a single class C network. I personally feel it would be highly useful if sub-C allocations were allowed from within service provider address space (only - renumbering individual sites is obviously trivial) in order to get higher address space utilization rates. I'm supposed to be writing a proposal for JPNIC to address this very issue, but I seem to have lost my copious spare time... Cheers, -drc -------- >Local IRs, > >I planned to attend the Local IR WG meeting at RIPE last Tuesday, but >the meeting was moved to yesterday, the same time as the Mbone WG >meeting (where I had to be for "chairing reasons"). And I forgot all >about it... > >As Last Resort IR for The Netherlands I received a request for address >space (one C network) from an individual. The person requesting address >space tells me he has several machines at home able to talk IP and he >wants to interconnect them. > >Since he has plans to connect his LAN at home to the Internet some day in >the future he asks for an official IP network number (which means RFC1597 >is of no help in this case). > >IMHO, this is a question which we will see in an increasingly frequency >in the near future. Think of what happens if IP functionality is built in >to Microsoft software... > >I'd like to know whether you have received requests like this before, >and how you aproached this issue, since I think "we all" should have a >common attitude in Europe (better: world-wide) on this. >Thanks for your concern. > >__ > >Erik-Jan.
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