[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-180 ISP Private Reassignment

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Thu Aug 9 14:02:01 EDT 2012

On 8/9/12 10:27 AM, Chu, Yi [NTK] wrote:
> Seth:
> I can't go further into any details of my customer, hence I did not answer your question.
> I do think your question is valid.  However, as ISP, it is not at our discretion to get into our customers' business.  They gave their justification, based on their sense of security (or whatever it is).  In this case, based on current ARIN policy, we can't grant their request.  That was my response to them in this case.
> However, when I thought about it further, it does seem reasonable for a customer to make such a request.  There are many legitimate reasons not wanting their company names to be publically associated with the IP addresses.  For instance, if they only need to set up their IPSec VPN across the Internet.  Also in some cases they do not have the admin staff and outsource the network management to the upstream ISP.

On this point specifically, if they only need to set up a VPN tunnel to
run everything through the head office then give them a single /30: one
IP for the gateway and one IP for the VPN device. Since it's below the
/29 threshold stated in it doesn't need to be registered in whois.


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