Joe Abley wrote:-
Netgate is an operating name for a service of Telecom
NZ. I don't think
there is any doubt that if anybody owns Netgate, Telecom NZ does :)
Providers who connect to Netgate will know that its a Telecom NZ owned
They get these regular peices of paper from them demanding money :-)
However, most other folk may not know. Netgate, NZGATE, NZIX are words
which get thrown around and I can see there is general confusion about what
Portability of addresses in general is a different
issue (and one that is
rather clear-cut for new address allocations); however, it would certainly
benefit from wider exposure at the face-to-face as there is still much
confusion in the user community on this issue.
There are more than a few people who believe they "own" address space, and
that they have a right to have it routed to whereever they live.
And then there are others who think they should be able to own address space
so they can move between upstream providers without having to renumber.
Can of worms people :-)
Notice I said "can" and not
I think we should always apsire to do what "should be done" rather than
whats possible. It helps stretch our minds a little :-)
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