Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Stephen Sprunk stephen at
Tue Feb 3 06:01:09 UTC 2009

Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> Except the RIRs won't give you another /48 when you have only used one 
> trillion IP addresses.

Are you sure?  According to ARIN staff, current implementation of policy 
is that all requests are approved since there are no defined criteria 
that would allow them to deny any.  So far, nobody's shown interest in 
plugging that hole in the policy because it'd be a major step forward if 
IPv6 were popular enough for anyone to bother wasting it...


Stephen Sprunk         "God does not play dice."  --Albert Einstein
CCIE #3723         "God is an inveterate gambler, and He throws the
K5SSS        dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking

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