[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2010-2: /24 End User Minimum Assignment Unit - Correct Title

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sun Jan 31 23:59:53 EST 2010

On Jan 29, 2010, at 5:21 PM, William Herrin wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 7:46 PM, Jim McBurnett <jim at tgasolutions.com> wrote:
>> 1. If an end user gets a /24 IP address space from an ISP via the /24 MH rule--
>>        Why such a big difference in PA from ARIN?
>>        BUT does the ISP check usage?
> Hi Jim,
> As a thought experiment: if you buy a $20 Verizon residential DSL
> account, and ask Verizon to give you a /24 because you also have a Cox
> cable modem, what sort of response do you expect? Bear in mind that a
> /24 for multihoming means they have to reprogram their border routers
> not to reject packets originating from that /24.
> If you ask ARIN for a /24 justified because you have Internet
> contracts with Verizon and Cox Business Services, what sort of
> response do you expect?
> That's one reason why letting the ISP decide whether or not to give
> you a /24 suppresses abuse.
I suppose that depends on how you define abuse.  If you ask the ISP
and they refuse, but, you have a legitimate reason for wanting to
multihome, isn't that another form of abuse?


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