[arin-ppml] Why not NAT for Dorms

Alexander, Daniel Daniel_Alexander at Cable.Comcast.com
Wed Oct 22 01:19:07 EDT 2008


Thank you for a good laugh. I liked the Comcast analogy. And since I am
still paying for my student loans, I would agree with you that I paid
for my Internet connectivity while I was at school. 

Dan Alexander
Comcast Cable

-----Original Message-----
From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
Behalf Of David Farmer
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:04 AM
To: Ted Mittelstaedt; ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Why not NAT for Dorms

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.


David Farmer				     Email:	farmer at umn.edu
Office of Information Technology
Networking & Telecomunication Services
University of Minnesota			     Phone:	612-626-0815
2218 University Ave SE			     Cell:
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3029		     FAX:	612-626-1818

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