ARIN's policies concerning dial-up pools

Daniel Golding dan at
Fri Jan 19 15:12:17 EST 2001


ARIN never gets involved in user to modem ratios. They get involved in Modem
to IP ratios, which is proper, and User to IP ratios, which is even more

- Daniel Golding

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ppml at [mailto:owner-ppml at]On Behalf Of
> Charles Scott
> Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 3:09 PM
> To: ppml at
> Subject: Re: ARIN's policies concerning dial-up pools
>   No offence guys, but I think it amounts to intereference in the
> operations of the business if ARIN were to start saying how many modems
> can be deployed, what the user to modem radio should be or that a provider
> shouldn't assign static IP's for dial-in users.
>   I admit that allocating static IPs for all dial-in users is just plain
> wastefull and it should certainly be written into the policy that doing
> this for no good reason may cause problem with getting address space. (Of
> course here are good reasons for some static allocations.) I would thing
> however that getting into the game of determining what's a proper user to
> modem ratio is out of line. Also, it would seem that deploying additional
> modems in advance of demand (as unusual as that would seem to some
> providers) is a very prudent thing to do and should not be discouraged.
> Chuck Scott

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