Squeezing IPs out of ARIN

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Tue Apr 24 23:57:04 CDT 2012

On 4/24/2012 2:00 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> I know that the ARIN process can, on occasion be tricky to navigate if you don't
> understand the subtleties of how some of the terminology is defined and that people
> often use terms which have very specific meanings to ARIN staff members to have
> a much broader meaning in what they are intending to say. I know that often leads
> to misunderstandings which make the process even more difficult.

Yeah. Let's not forget that if you have 120 management devices (wifi 
backhaul/switches/waps) and a ton of customers with /32 assignments and 
you are renumbering from provider assigned space you gathered over many 
years into your own initial ARIN assignment, they want:

1. equipment type and info for each management device
2. customer info for each /32 assignment

Tell me what ISP can legally and ethically give out their customer base 
information? Don't get me wrong. I'm sure small guys don't think twice 
about it, accumulating all the information and handing it over to ARIN 
thinking they have no choice (the responses from ARIN leaves one with 
that impression; you want the address space, you WILL give us this).

I sometimes wonder what happens to that information; if it sits around 
in an archive somewhere in the vast digital repositories of ARIN 
awaiting someone to steal it.


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