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Re: Routing wars pending?
> Owen said: > >Sean said: > >> Hm, routing wars. Fun stuff. Expect much heat on this shortly... :( > >> > [...] > > > >The question boils down to who really does own the address space, and > >frankly, the fact that money changed hands causes me to lean more towads > >the person who paid. > >Well, but was the changing of money for a *purchase* or a *lease* ? The coming >CIDRization seems to lend itself more toward leasing your IPs from your provider >than purchasing them... much like small companies rarely buy a suite in a larger >building, instead they lease... with IPs though, the length of term of the lease >would be something to the effect of 'while getting service from the same provider'. > > --Zachary > Er... Remeber that this works for providers as well. They don't "own" the CIDR blocks they have either. They have them on loan from the address registries. -- --bill