wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network
rcarpen at network1.net
Fri Sep 16 20:09:02 UTC 2011
> I wonder what would happen if a new ARIN member requested an IPv4
> block of say a /16 for a new business? Or even a smaller block. I
> don't know what the current ARIN rules are but RIPE will currently
> give out six months worth of space. Now, in six months, I don't
> expect there to be any left anyway, so what will likely be all the
> v4 you ever get.
> Very soon it'll be nigh on impossible for new entrants to the ISP
> business to get their own v4 space.
As an ISP, ARIN will not give you any space if you are new. You have to already have an equivalent amount of space from another provider. I think it is really stupid, and encourages wasting IP space, but that is what the current policy is.
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