Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Tue Feb 3 12:52:04 UTC 2009

On Feb 3, 2009, at 1:01 AM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> 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...

Touché.  I assumed if you had an allocation and came back for a  
second, they would say no.

Hrmm, time for me to go get another (or another 1000?) v6  
allocations. :)


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