Address space for individuals
Daniel Karrenberg Daniel.Karrenberg at ripe.net
Tue May 24 10:10:44 CEST 1994
> poole at eunet.ch writes: > > As I've pointed out before, the real problem lies in expectations > the people have with respect to address allocation. These expectations > are formed -long- before they actually contact a local-IR. > > What we need are rules that are: > > - stable (do not change every 6 months). I contest that the general rules are changing that quickly. We are refining bits as necessary but we do not change the general rules. > - are published (that does -not- mean an announcement > of yet another Ripe document on a Ripe mailing list) > and announced to a large audience. What can we do more than publish them as RIPE documents? We do not have the resources for PR and frankly I think it is not going to change much at all. A significant amount of requests is still received by SRI although the InterNIC has done quite some PR and there have been two different organisations doing it in the interim. > - have support in the whole Internet community (with > other words: are the same in the US).. We are working on that. But if we want consensus before doing anything, forget it. I strongly belive we should not be wasteful just because someone else is. Think globally, act locally. Of course I am also very open for the needs of *European* ISPs. We shouldn't damage our industry either. > I would not blame people that have applied for address space over > the last three years for coming to the conclusion that the policy > is essentially random. I have never had that complaint. Many people commented that it was getting more difficult to obtain address space. That is not random! Also everyone I talked to understood the reasons and did not object to the policy as such. Of course many objected to it being applied to themselves.... .
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