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Re: Why does Sprint have address filters again?
On Fri, 29 May 1998, Karl Denninger wrote: > Now, let's look at the parallels: > > 1. Both are required to "do business" in a given sector (ie: announce > routes, sell to the Erate customer base) > > 2. Both are simple *technical* providers (assignment of a number, with > the important being that it is unique in both cases). > > 3. One is free to the ISP. > > 4. The other costs $500.00 5. One is financed by the government out of your taxes and is merely an accounting formality much like a customer ID number. The other is funded by a corporation that has no government funding and must support itself not unlike most businesses and the number is a critical infrastructure identifier something like an NPA-NXX. > What is going on here? ASNs didn't used to cost money until ARIN got its > claws into them. ASNs have always cost money to issue. It's just that in the past it was funded out of taxes funnelled through the NSF to a subcontractor and hidden somewhere in NSI's budget. Those days are gone, thank God. -- Michael Dillon - Internet & ISP Consulting Memra Communications Inc. - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.memra.com - *check out the new name & new website*