From: mike harrison [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 3:08 PM
> Well, you could acquire a company that already has one.
That has been the suggestion from several people.
I've even considered it, especially when one of my local
competitors has a /18, and they are much smaller than we are.
Isn't it wonderful how being a good netizen allows your less-picky
competitors to get a leg-up on you? Say what<!?!>, they're smaller than you
and have an /18? How did that happen?
We 'NAT' an incredible amount of dial-up and commercial customers
to reduce our need for public IP's, and trends thankfully went to
customers WANTING to be NAT'd and Proxied for 'firewall' reasons,
with only a few public IP's.
However, it kinda makes you wish that you hadn't NAT'd doesn't it? Then,
you'd have less of a problem qualifying for the /19.
It seems a poor reasons for acquiring a company, as they
really do not "own" the address space. --Mike--
Remember that point made ... about the communist manifesto?