[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2012-7: Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) over Cable

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Thu Sep 6 17:40:21 EDT 2012

On 9/6/2012 2:17 PM, Jean-Francois.TremblayING at videotron.com wrote:
>> William Herrin <bill at herrin.us>
>> Wait, let me do the math. So if I have 50 customers in one
>> neighborhood (one node) and -nothing- anywhere else in the cable
>> operator's 1000 node region, I have to provision a /16 so that each
>> node can have a /26 and each of my 50 customers can use a single
>> dynamic IP address?
> Yes. Because the next day, these 50 customers are on a different router.
>> This is the behavior ARIN is asked to facilitate?
> This is not a behavior. This how DOCSIS and CMTSes work.
> Feel free to start your own cable standard that won't have this
> limitation, implement it and sell it. We'll be waiting.

How about I instead start my own <whatever> standard that suddenly 
requires all of the remaining ARIN space in order to possibly work. Do 
you think ARIN would give me that many addresses just because the 
standard was technically deficient?

Matthew Kaufman

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