[arin-ppml] End non-public IPv4 assignments?

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Tue Jan 25 13:21:33 EST 2011

On 1/25/2011 9:56 AM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> In a message written on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:19:41AM -0600, Jimmy Hess wrote:
>> The policy is about non-connected networks.  The networks that want to
>> use IP but   have no intention to interconnect. The community behind
>> ARIN is by far one that does interconnect.     Interconnection is
>> viewed as a   pre-requisite  for  being part of the community.
>> That is..  until you decide to connect your network,  it's just a
>> private castle,  you can use IPX for all the world cares.
> Actually, it's not about non-connected networks, but rather networks
> that are connected, but perhaps not to the entire world.

Please remember that this is true of all networks. When there's a 
network, somewhere, that has connectivity to part of the global Internet 
but for whatever reason (firewall, peering policy, circuit failure) 
doesn't have connectivity to *you*, that doesn't suddenly mean you don't 
need globally unique addresses any more.

Matthew Kaufman

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