[ppml] ARIN IP conservation and FREE IP Addresses

William Herrin arin-contact at dirtside.com
Mon Oct 8 01:10:06 EDT 2007

On 10/7/07, Jason Schiller <schiller at uu.net> wrote:
> I would certainly like to see the engineering and operations of
> the data centers merged with AS701 so that we could rationalize the
> routing, and have expressed this opinion in the past, but I lack the
> authority make this happen.


I'm well aware. Two Verizon vice presidents of Governmental Affairs
were unable to make it happen. They couldn't make it happen for a 3
month transition window. They couldn't even arrange for GRE tunnel for
3 months.

> You as a customer have more power to persuade this change happening.  I
> would recomend contacting your sales person, and raising the issue
> to a sufficently high level.  Can I count on your support?

This all played out a year ago. If anyone had the clout, you'd think
the Democratic Party would. VB screwed the DNC two months ahead of the
'06 election, negatively impacting the fundraising efforts. The only
part of that account which remains today are the yet uncorrected
billing errors.

That, and the lessons that can be learned from it. Experiences like
this one offer insight into number resource policy questions like:

What real-world price is paid for the emphasis on PA address space?

Are the LIRs as a group capable of responsibly managing of number resources?

Should the LIRs be expected to apply the same operating model to their
customers that ARIN applies to them? Conversely, should ARIN apply the
same operating model to the LIRs that the LIRs apply to their

So you see Jason, your company's public spanking is actually relevant
to the discussion on this mailing list.

Bill Herrin

William D. Herrin                  herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
3005 Crane Dr.                        Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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