ARIN Justified...

Clayton Lambert Clay at
Wed Jan 10 14:47:44 EST 2001

the rules have been changed before and they can be changed again.  Time has
never been a limiting fact in updating policies or rules..ESPECIALLY if
those rules change due to NECESSITY.  The lawyers can sue all they want, but
if they do there is a risk that we could indeed run out of IP address
space...Then the rules won't account for anything and desperate measures
will override ANY grandfather clause you can think of.


-----Original Message-----
From: Justin W. Newton [mailto:justin at]
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 9:22 AM
To: Clayton Lambert; 'Alec H. Peterson'
Cc: 'Jim Macknik'; vwp at
Subject: RE: ARIN Justified...

The challenge of course is that when they were allocated the space,
current allocation policies were not in place, nor was a policy
saying that the rules could be changed later, hence there is serious
legal question over whether or not the rules can be changed after the

At 6:49 PM -0800 1/9/01, Clayton Lambert wrote:
>As a person involved with a company that never had a /8 given to it...I say
>it isn't that difficult...They back it up, or they lose it...Point.
>Clayton Lambert
>Compliance Services Director,
>Exodus Communications
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alec H. Peterson [mailto:ahp at]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 6:46 PM
>To: Clayton Lambert
>Cc: 'Jim Macknik'; vwp at
>Subject: Re: ARIN Justified...
>Clayton Lambert wrote:
>>  I think that companies with /8's and multiple unjustified /16's should
>>  to provide supporting documentation to keep them.
>This is a tough issue that we have often come back to.  Unfortunately, we
>have yet to come up with a good answer...
>Alec H. Peterson - ahp at
>Staff Scientist
>CenterGate Research Group -
>"Technology so advanced, even _we_ don't understand it!"


Justin W. Newton
Senior Director, Networking and Telecommunications
NetZero, Inc.

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