Colo Vending Machine

John Curran jcurran at
Sun Feb 19 17:21:02 UTC 2012

On Feb 18, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Astrodog wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM, Gary Buhrmaster
> <gary.buhrmaster at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 01:02, George Herbert <george.herbert at> wrote:
>> ....
>>>> Will IANA accept netblock transfers as an exchange medium for
>>>> datacenter goodies vending machine payments? ...  ;-)
>>> Joking while busy discouraged.  s/IANA/ARIN/d'oh
>> I suspect ARIN would follow its policy to recognize
>> any transfer and update its records as long as the
>> needs assessment was successfully completed,
>> but any compensation between the seller and
>> buyer of the resource is not part of the ARIN process.
>> (This is a (bad?) joke reference to a currently
>> ongoing discussion on the ARIN PPML list).
> Hah. So, this should work, provided both entities are on the STSL then.

"Sure..."  ;-)

That means you'd want about $2K worth of gear because of the existing /24 
minimum, in addition to vending machine able to explain why it needs the 
address space.   

Have fun,

p.s. A /16 might be about right for a pack of 100G SMF CFP modules...

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