ARIN Difficulties

Austin Schutz tex at
Sun Jun 27 07:43:09 UTC 1999

On Fri, Jun 25, 1999 at 12:18:16AM -0400, Gregory Urban wrote:
>On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Geoff Mohler wrote:
>> Who do you go to, when you've spent a year detailing everything ARIN wants
>> when you ask for address space, then they decide to flush an installed and
>> operating $2B business plan "just because".
>It's not about your budget, or your plans.  It's all about "What have you
>done, and how fast have you used the /19 your provider gave you."
>This is one of the few places in the world where millionares and bag
>ladies get treated equally (poorly).

	ARIN bases their policy upon input from their membership, or so
I am led to believe by their staff. They didn't just arbitrarily pick /19
(/20 currently) as being cutoff. In addition, they have no say in what makes
space routable. That is set semi-arbitrarily by your (or someone else's) NSP.
	As noted in an earlier post, there will be a public policy meeting
for ARIN in October. If you don't like current policy come express your


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