ARIN Web Hosting Policy (fwd)

sigma at sigma at
Tue Aug 29 18:18:23 EDT 2000

> (1) Not all protocols require authentication.  

Including anonymous FTP sites which many of us provide for our customers.

> It does not take much thinking to see ways to circumvent the system
> (e.g.  black market for IP address space, companies buying companies
> just for their large unused address space, etc.)

Again, for the record, I made no statement proposing to circumvent the
system, nor implying that I would do so or condone doing so.

> I am surprised that ARIN has thrown out a policy without considering
> the technical aspects and without talking to those that do a lot of
> hosting.

I'm wondering how many representatives from hosting companies were present
at ARIN V.  I may not be the only person who has been too busy to
participate, nor is the company I work for likely the only company too busy
to send someone.  Of course, when you don't imagine that ARIN is going to
blindside you, it's not a problem.

> I am also surprised that only hosting seems to be targeted
> so far.  For example, I don't see an ARIN policy that requires the use
> of more NAT devices which has the potential of saving more IP
> addresses given there are far more users than web sites.  Or why does
> ARIN encourage more IPv6 deployment in a policy by giving companies
> that have taken steps toward it credit?

Or reclamation of underutilized (or completely unused) blocks that have
been allocated historically.


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