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[ih] Some Questions over IPv4 Ownership

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 5:46 AM, Scott Brim <sbrim at cisco.com> wrote:
> I never thought of it as "owning" a prefix. ?I knew the prefixes were
> "mine" in the sense that we were the only ones supposed to use them, but
> it felt more collaborative. ?We had to use something, someone had to
> administer it, and the NIC told us what would work.

Agree, as far as I remember there was never a concept of "ownership",
you got assigned a prefix and others agreed to announce it and move
packets from/to that prefix, you can "own" a large chunk of IP space
but if nobody announces it what you "own" is binary smoke.