The real issue

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Tue Apr 21 21:59:24 CDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Shane Ronan <sronan at> wrote:
> It's means one of two things:

sure, but 'how' exactly?

> 1) Recoup the unused space for paid reallocation
> or

arin never (nor do any RIR) guarantee routability, nor do they even a
method to affect routability of a network.

> 2) Have the current "owner" pay the market rate for the IP space

... that's somewhat hard since the current policies don't support
that, and there is no real legal stance for legacy-allocations... For
allocated post-legacy-times ARIN can start court proceedings, but ...
that's a lengthy process and expensive.


> On Apr 21, 2009, at 7:37 PM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Shane Ronan <sronan at> wrote:
>>> Is ARIN, who won't even take back large blocks of space from people who
>>> have
>>> long ago stopped using it and aren't paying anything for it, prepared to
>>> start filing civil suits against people who were assigned /24's (and paid
>>> for them) due to inaccurate declaration?
>> out of curiousity.. 'take back' means what in this context?


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