@Home does not have a /8. Perhaps you should work just a little
bit on your facts...
> I do believe you are correct in your implication that @Home does not
> utilize address space quite as efficiently as most traditional ISPs.
> However, they are under a greater burden than your traditional ISP. Most
> of the equipment they were forced to use in the "early days", and possibly
> a good deal of it today, is not what I would call "optimal". They are
> forced to allocate /24s to some cable routers no matter how few customers
> there are on that router. Most do not understand classless IP, or even
> basic subnetting. Etc., etc.
If I downgrade my routers, do you think I can use this on my next
ARIN application? I would have been embarrased to try it even
when they got their address space.
> The point is, the people I know at @Home do try very hard to use their IP
> space within reason. But there are some things they just can not do.
I have no complaint with the people, I am just jealous.
BTW, their October 13, 1998 press release says they have 210K users.
Their /8 has 16,777,216 IP addresses give or take a few hundred
thousand. Not a bad packing ratio...