Get as much IP space as you ever dreamed of, was: Re: Looking to buy IPv4 addresses from class C swamp

Temkin, David temkin at
Mon Apr 28 22:08:42 UTC 2003

And something else a lot of people tend to forget - just because space isn't
in the tables doesn't mean it's not in use.

There are companies that connect to thousands of other companies (see the
financial markets) that require unique addressing between companies with
non-colliding address ranges.  10.x.x.x doesn't quite cut it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Sprunk [mailto:stephen at] 
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 6:01 PM
To: Daniel Golding; Kai Schlichting
Cc: North American Noise and Off-topic Gripes
Subject: Re: Get as much IP space as you ever dreamed of, was: Re: Looking
to buy IPv4 addresses from class C swamp

Thus spake "Daniel Golding" <dgold at FDFNet.Net>
> ARIN needs to repo any space that has [not] been advertised for a 
> reasonable length of time, and reissue it.

So you're claiming that ARIN should revoke any allocations, including those
made before it came into existence, simply because the addresses aren't in
the global tables?

If that's the position of the community, that's a drastic change from
assertions made in the IETF WGs and may affect address allocation guidelines
and even some protocol work.


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