> for these values. From my limited viewpoint, the only way
> to recover the space is a voluntary return, based on the
> original allocation policies.
There must be some mechanism implemented whereby address space will return
to the IANA after a specified period of time unless otherwise requested by
the prefix holder.
There were a couple of methods suggested here:
preemptive hijacking -
voluntary return -
periodic fees -
Hijacking has a number of interesting problems
Periodic fees will take a year or more to implement
Voluntary return can be done -now-.
Which method is the least stressfull and has reasonable impact
on the existing routing table crunch?
> as a technological means to protect a networks internal
> stability, is presumptious and rude at best and legally
> indefensable at worst.
How are the InterNIC coping with the new domain name charging scheme? If
this were successful, a similar scheme might be considered for address
prefixes. The legal consequences are similar if not quite the same, and
one is really no more rude or presumptious than the other.
Not quite the same beast. Domain lables are -not- a finite resource.
There are a wide range of viable alternatives to paying the InterNIC