[arin-ppml] large vs small?

Brian Johnson bjohnson at drtel.com
Tue Jun 16 14:43:53 EDT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wherrin at gmail.com [mailto:wherrin at gmail.com] On Behalf Of
> Herrin
> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 1:13 PM
> To: Brian Johnson
> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] large vs small?
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Brian Johnson<bjohnson at drtel.com>
> wrote:
> >> Cost per IP is much less for large allocations than small
> allocations.
> >
> > I don't understand this argument. YOU DO NOT PAY FOR IP ADDRESSES.
> Brian,
> You pay because by jumping through the hoops and paying the fee you
> get IP addresses. The rest is more or less a "legal fiction." It's
> useful but not sacrosanct. Make no mistake: that we pay ARIN for IP
> addresses is a correct description in every other respect.
> However we may architect it for legal purposes, the dog still wags the
> tail: we buy IP addresses from ARIN and receive the rest of the
> services in the package (whether we want to or not!)
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin

This is a fruitless argument and I have no idea how I got myself into
this. I disagree that you "buy" anything by being a member of ARIN with
IP addresses being assigned to you. If you want to talk like you know
better, go ahead and do it. I'm out of energy arguing the point.


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