Important New Requirement for IPv4 Requests

Jo Rhett jrhett at
Tue Apr 21 19:02:59 CDT 2009

On Apr 21, 2009, at 4:55 PM, Jon Lewis wrote:
> Some "customers" have wised up and when providing IP justification,  
> they don't mention SEO anymore.  However, I've seen several requests  
> in the past couple weeks from customers/prospective customers  
> wanting /24's or larger subnets (or they're not buying/canceling  
> service) where the justification provided was something ARIN would  
> probably be ok with, but IMO was completely FoS.  It's hard to tell  
> sales "no" when the customer tells you exactly what they think you  
> want to hear [for IP justification], but your gut tells you "this is  
> BS".

Then you have an obligation to investigate.  It's in the NRPM ;-)

For our part, it becomes really easy.  When someone submits a request  
for 200 physical hosts and their profile says they are paying for 40  
amps of power... yeah, it's easy to know they are lying ;-)

It is a problem because some ISPs don't care and just give away IPs,  
so customers get annoyed with us when I ask for proper justification.   
Oh well ;-)

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source  
and other randomness

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