[arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?

prescott at wcoil.com prescott at wcoil.com
Fri Jan 2 16:36:15 EST 2009

speaking as a network administrator and consumer both, I would be really 
unhappy if isp(s) forced customers to nat.
This would prevent many services that require "real" ip addresses from 
working and would greatly increase the problems admins would have to deal 
with due to the nat.

On Fri, 2 Jan 2009, Artur (eBoundHost) wrote:

> Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 15:24:50 -0600
> From: "Artur (eBoundHost)" <artur at eboundhost.com>
> To: ARIN-PPML at arin.net
> Subject: [arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?
> My apologies if I'm asking a question that has been answered a million
> times, I have not been able to find an answer.
> Is there a reason why ISP's such as Comcast/ATT, allowed to hand out
> unique IP addresses, even not static ones, to end users? Why are they
> not required to use NAT?
> If ISPs were to switch to local address space, how many IP blocks would
> be released back into the wild?

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