[ExI] New Network Sitcom

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 08:43:37 UTC 2009

On 3/29/09, Emlyn wrote:
> I've asked this question the wrong way then.
>  Why is my isp restricted to australian addresses? Is there any way an
>  isp in country A can get a block of addresses that are supposed to be
>  used for country B?

No. Because that's the way the world is.  :)

It goes way back to the way the Internet was developed. You'll have to
look up the RFC documents to get the details.

See: How the Internet works.

Basically, to control the issuing of IP numbers for everything in the
Internet world, they devised a tree structure, starting with blocks of
numbers issued to different countries in the world. And yes, this has
led to an unbalanced allocation of numbers.

But they're working on it,  :)


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