Question about 'portability'

David R Huberman huberman at
Mon Aug 20 14:46:29 EDT 2001

All ARIN allocations are inherently non-portable.

Always have been :>


>  This is a fairly simple question, although no one I have approached seems
>  to know the answer.
>  Just because ARIN has deemed a network to be 'portable' does not give an
>  end user any rights to the network, correct?  My thinking is that if ARIN
>  has allocated address space to an ISP, and the ISP assigns/allocates a
>  network further downstream, the end user to whom the network has been
>  assigned has no inherent rights to the network just because its portable.

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