[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-6: Allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 Address Space to Out-of-region Requestors - Revised Problem Statement and Policy Text

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Sep 13 11:38:45 EDT 2013

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM, Martin Hannigan <hannigan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 2:35 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> Instead, focus on the
>> degree to which the equipment on which the ARIN number resources are
>> employed is physically present within the ARIN region.
> The amount of equipment needed to run a network or legitimately utilize
> resources is getting smaller, not larger, and is not a good measure of
> whether you are a network operator. Or not.

Hi Martin,

That would be one of the reasons why I suggested a focus on where the
equipment was located, not how much equipment you have. Your Canadian
DSL customers don't attach to DSLAMs in Tokyo. The physical reality
behind network latency makes it unlikely that they ever will.

Bill Herrin

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