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

Hayee Bokhari bokhari at cronomagic.com
Thu Sep 6 17:46:26 EDT 2012

>On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 5:17 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.
>Then how are you justifying your own IP addresses to ARIN? The delta
>between customer count on your peak node and your average node should
>be too high to let you meet ARIN's utilization requirements. Is it
>audit time?
>Bill Herrin

Well said bill,

However point to note that major cable and telecom providers are sitting on tons of IP's which they got in golden days when ARIN was distributing them dime a dozen, it’s not a secret that there are individuals and companies who are sitting on millions of unused IP's just waiting for a Gold rush to start once ARIN is drained.

I wonder if there is a way to force these companies and individuals to cough these IP's out for public.??

Hayee Bokhari

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