Market-based address allocation

In message <>, Bill Nickless w

See error for a
paper on the subject. (We held a BoF at the IETF many years ago; there
was sufficient pushback that we didn't pursue the question.)

I just *knew* such an obvious idea couldn't have been mine alone. :slight_smile:

When did you present your paper? The last reference I see is 1996.

I believe that that's right. It was at the Telecommunications Policy
Research Conference.

What sort of pushback did you receive? Perhaps the experience of the past
few years might suggest revisiting the question?

Apart from the evil notion of money polluting the Internet -- this was
1996, as I said -- I think I'll refer you to the archive that David
Conrad mentioned. It's been a long time, and I don't remember all the

    --Steve Bellovin, error (me) (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)