Address Assignment Question

Bret Clark bclark at
Mon Jun 20 12:30:07 UTC 2011

On 06/20/2011 08:13 AM, Steve Richardson wrote:
> What I'd like to know is whether there is a
> legitimate use for so many addresses in discontiguous networks besides
> spam?  I am trying my best to give them the benefit of the doubt here,
> because they do work directly with Spamhaus to not be listed (I realize
> reasons on both sides why this could be) and searches on Google and spam
> newsgroups for their highest traffic email domains yield next to nothing,
> given the amount of email they say they send out.
Well, not so sure I would worry about legit or not legit use...while 
ISP's are looked at being the police, legally law enforcement are the 
ones to pursue illegal use. But it sounds like you've done you're home 
work and they sound legit. Have them fill out an IP Justification form 
(as ARIN requires i) and go from there. I wouldn't worry about providing 
them the /24. Personally I would charge them for the /24 too, makes 
users think twice about the need for a block that large.


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