[arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Sat Jan 3 23:15:45 EST 2009

Artur (eBoundHost) wrote:
> to end users? Why are they 
> not required to use NAT?

nobody advocates natting end *customers* if addresses arent scarce.

> If ISPs were to switch to local address space, how many IP blocks would 
> be released back into the wild?

They just might do exactly that when ipv4 gets scarce.

Along with reserving global unique ipv4 for power users willing to pay 
for it and dual stack ipv6, its probably a sound scheme *if* thats what 
all your competitors will be doing as well.

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