Address Assignment Question

Aftab Siddiqui aftab.siddiqui at
Mon Jun 20 13:15:34 UTC 2011

Let them submit the IP justification form, I would like to read how spammers
justify their IP usage and I would really like to see how RIR would take it.



Aftab A. Siddiqui

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Jason Baugher <jason at>wrote:

> On 6/20/2011 7:44 AM, Steve Richardson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Jared Mauch<jared at>
>>  wrote:
>>> On Jun 20, 2011, at 8:30 AM, Bret Clark wrote:
>>>  Personally I would charge them for the /24 too, makes users think twice
>>>> about the need for a block that large.
>>> We do charge them for addresses already and cost doesn't come into
>> play.  We charge for assignments shorter than /28 to discourage IP
>> hogs.
>>  I would also give them a /64 per lan (alt: broadcast domain) as well to
>>> allow them to start working with IPv6 for their email.
>>> - Jared
>> They have inquired about IPv6 already, but it's only gone so far as
>> that.  I would gladly give them a /64 and be done with it, but my
>> concern is that they are going to want several /64 subnets for the
>> same reason and I don't really *think* it's a legitimate reason.  Bear
>> in mind that "legitimate" in this context is referring to the
>> justification itself, not their business model.
>> Thanks,
>> steve
>>  Did everyone miss that the customer didn't request a /24, they requested
> a "/24s worth in even more dis-contiguous blocks". I can only think of one
> reason why a customer would specifically ask for that. They are concerned
> that they'll get blacklisted. They're hoping if they do, it will be a small
> block of many rather than one entire block.
> When customers make strange requests without giving a good explanation, I
> have to assume they're up to something.
> Jason

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