[arin-ppml] Comcast

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Mon Nov 8 23:49:27 EST 2010

On 11/8/2010 8:19 PM, Heather Schiller wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 10:52 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt<tedm at ipinc.net>  wrote:
>> On 11/8/2010 6:26 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>>> In message<206001cb7f91$64b8f6e0$2e2ae4a0$@com>,
>>> "Warren Johnson"<warren at wholesaleinternet.com>    wrote:
>>>> I simply think it is intriguing that a large evangelist and proponent of
>>>> ipv6 adoption required a gigantic allocation.  It demonstrates the
>>>> complexity of the issue.
>>> Just curious... Who is the official keeper of the IPv4 doomsday clock,
>>> and how much closer to midnite does this allocation put us?
>> That's a catch-22.  You cannot runout of IPv4 unless you get the Internet
>> very popular but it's the popularity of the Internet that forces you to
>> runout of IPv4.
>> I frankly am much more interested in what the percentage of that 8
>> million IPs is free Legacy space and what percentage are they paying
>> ARIN for?
>   Huh?  They got the /9 on 10/21/2010 - which means none of it is
> legacy and they are paying for all of it.  ...they were probably
> already billing as an XL ($18k/yr) so it isn't costing them anything
> extra.
> No magic here.. anyone can look at the allocation, allocation dates
> and the resources held under an org id:
> The allocation:
> http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/CCCH-3.html
> Resources held under that org-id (including a /13, which would have
> put them into the XL category prior to the /9 being allocated)
> http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/CCCH-3/nets

Interesting, I didn't realize that they had all of their allocation
under a single /9

Obviously Comcast would have never qualified for a /9 when they were
first getting started.  So they must have renumbered dozens of times
as they got larger and worked their way up in size, qualifying for
larger and larger allocations.

It must have been holy hell on their customers to have to go through
all that renumbering, though.


>> Ted
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