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Username: Todd South
Date/Time: Wed, August 2, 2000 at 4:39 PM GMT
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Subject: Subdividing by geographical location?


        Since the physical addressing will go from 4,294,967,296 (256*256*256*256) to 281,474,976,710,656 (256*256*256*256*256*256) IP addresses -- I believe it's safe to say that we should have enough addresses for a little while. ;>)

Why not allocate these in a set of percentage blocks and divide those through major gateway controllers based upon the actual IP number.  If you think about it, we're already doing that in a way, but without structure of IP number to geographical area resolution.  The U.S. Military has X blocks of one class-A, University A has X blocks of one class-A, Widgets Incorporated has X blocks of one class-B, ISP Whatever has X blocks of one class-B, etc.  Let's change that to a physical region controllers being the only entities allocated the equivalent of a class-A IPv6 license.  These would be allocated by the number of potential users in a 10-year life cycle (yep, you may have to move your IP's every 10 years-get over it).  Then, the control center would pass out IP blocks FREELY to those with usage requests and base the blocks on a 50% usage basis, measured annually.  One more report for IT, but it would halt a lot of the IP hording.  One side note to that is that domain names could be associated to the physical region controller and we could finally get rid of the innane dot com stigma.  Something like www.domain.aa, www.domain.ab, etc.  Then you could simply create an (official) cross reference of domain extensions and only need to track 254 maximum controlling routers for individual site resolution.  Obviously, controllers would weight local content, on their index, first.  Also be handy for moving adult content out of the mainstream and into it's own psuedo extension set.


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