Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations
Joel M Snyder, writing fool
Sat Jan 27 18:41:51 CET 1996
I've been following this discussion with great interest. Let me posit a situation and seek guidance. Consider a company, perhaps a very, very, small company, which happens to have a very, very, very popular web site. For the sake of argument, let's call this company "Netscape," (although this company isn't Netscape, but this will create the appropriate picture in your mind). This company needs only a microscopic amount of address space, something on the order of a /28. The company wishes to have more than one connection to the Internet through more than one of the major providers, for bandwidth & reliability reasons. It sounds to me, based on the discussions which have been occurring, that this company can't do what they want---unless they lie and somehow gobble up a /18 worth of address space. Is this true? jms PS: Double-numbering hosts won't work; because of monumentally poor programming practices on the part of WWW developers, WWW clients do not discern multiple A records for a given host name. Joel M Snyder, 1404 East Lind Road, Tucson, AZ, 85719 Phone: +1 520 324 0494 (voice) +1 520 324 0495 (FAX) jms at Opus1.COM http://www.opus1.com/jms Opus One PLEASE NOTE: The useful parts of Arizona changed from area code 602 to area code 520 on March 20, 1995.
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