wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Fri Sep 16 16:38:40 CDT 2011


>> As an ISP, ARIN will not give you any space if you are new. You have to 
>> already have an equivalent amount of space from another provider. I 
>> think it is really stupid, and encourages wasting IP space, but that is 
>> what the current policy is.
> 
> If you go to ARIN, day one, and ask for address space, they have no way of 
> determining if your request is justified, beyond whatever pie-in-the-sky 
> guesses and growth projections you give them.

why is this not a problem in any other region?

randy



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