Operational Issues with

Todd A. Blank todd at ipoutlet.com
Fri Dec 6 15:22:57 UTC 2002

The list of inaccessible sites continues to grow:

Add to the list www.oandp.com - that looks like someone's firewall
filtering in front of their DNS server, because we can't even resolve
the DNS.  We still can't get to www.ocas.com, www.lavalife.com, and
www.indofilms.com even after calling and posting repeatedly.  There are
undoubtedly others out there.

Repeated problems posted by myself and others show the extent of the
problem with the CIDR, and its lack of dependability - it's a
human thing.  It used to be restricted, so there are a lot of access
lists out there - with all the stuff going on in the last year or so,
half the people blocking it probably don't even know how to unblock it -
i.e. that person no longer works here...

If you look at the address space on IANA,
http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space you will see that the
last CIDR ARIN took before 69/8 was over a year prior to the 69/8
assignment.  A lot happened in our industry in that year.  Somewhere,
this process is broken since the last CIDR was assigned to ARIN.

My question is as follows - We are losing customers because of this
problem.  It is costing us reputation and money.  It is out of our
control.  If you were us, what would you do?  We have already asked ARIN
to reassign us to a "friendlier" CIDR, and they refuse.

Suggestions are welcome.


Todd A. Blank
IPOutlet LLC

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