[arin-ppml] Why not NAT for Dorms

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Wed Oct 22 01:04:12 EDT 2008

On 21 Oct 2008 Michael Sinatra wrote:

> On 10/21/08 17:43, David Farmer wrote:
> > On 21 Oct 2008 Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > 
> >> For myself I do not understand why all of these academic
> >> users keep throwing up examples of student dormotories
> >> that chew up vast blocks of IPv4.  Why does ANY student that
> >> is getting Internet connectivity for free from the college
> >> expect to get a public IPv4 number?
> Because it's not free.  They pay for connectivity like everyone else and 
> we are their ISP.  Which leads to Dave's point:

I completely forgot about that issue, any parent who has paid to send a 
student to one of our institutions knows that almost nothing we provide is 
FREE!  Just like the Comcast Triple Play we provide a bundle of services 
with one low bill. :)

I will also point out that one of the highest correlations to Internet use is a 
college education.  While those students probably are not your direct 
customer now, in a few years we will be done with them and then they will 
likely be one of your customers.


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