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Re: Why does Sprint have address filters again?
On Fri, May 29, 1998 at 12:07:01AM -0400, Avi Freedman wrote: > > Yes, and that's for the entirely time-consuming entering your name and a > > number in a database (can you say "default nextval()"). > > > > One has to wonder just where the authority for THAT one comes from. > > > > Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - Serving Chicagoland and Wisconsin > > As a general idea, I don't have a problem with having some resistor > to demand for AS numbers, but $500 probably isn't much of a resistor. > > But clearly it can take $100 or $200 of time to evaluate a request, > trace topology, and/or verify with the future upstreams the validity. > > Avi It requires $100 worth of someone's time to make two phone calls and/or read two signed service agreements? Perhaps if ARIN is paying their people $100/hour, yes. (This is a CLERK's job) I disagree strongly on the "resistor" argument, at least for the initial assignment. Bottom line - if you're announcing networks, you need an ASN. If you're not, you don't. Demonstrate that someone is going to allow you to announce networks, and you get one. If you want a SECOND one for administrative convenience or whatever, now for THAT I can see charging a significant fee. Why? Because its not *necessary* for you to have a second one. You might WANT a second ASN, you might in fact want several of them for policy routing reasons, but that's not the same thing as a NEED for a second (or subsequent) ASN. -- -- Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - Serving Chicagoland and Wisconsin http://www.mcs.net/ | T1's from $600 monthly / All Lines K56Flex/DOV | NEW! Corporate ISDN Prices dropped by up to 50%! Voice: [+1 312 803-MCS1 x219]| EXCLUSIVE NEW FEATURE ON ALL PERSONAL ACCOUNTS Fax: [+1 312 803-4929] | *SPAMBLOCK* Technology now included at no cost