[ppml] IPv6 assignment - proposal for change to nrpm
sleibrand at internap.com
Mon Oct 29 23:17:20 EDT 2007
Seth Mattinen wrote:
> I'm betting on "we're AT&T, they wouldn't dare deny us anything we
> want." Does anyone know how solid ARIN's authority is if they tried to
> deny AT&T a request for more space, or would their lawyers run ARIN into
> the ground?
I think ARIN would have the upper hand there. The IP administrator for
another mega-telco was telling me at ABQ how her director was wanting to
escalate an IP request and simply "call up ARIN's CEO". The IP admin
had to explain to the director that their relationship with ARIN didn't
work that way like it does with normal commercial vendors, and if he
tried it it would only make their life harder by ensuring that ARIN
followed their policy and procedure to the letter.
I suspect the same is the experience of most people working with ARIN:
if you are reasonable and cooperate with their justification requests,
they'll be reasonable in return, and not ask for details on every last
netblock. But if you start to get belligerent or litigious, there's *a
lot* more justification they could reasonably request, without even
coming close to what a judge might consider excessive.
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