Colo Vending Machine

Astrodog astrodog at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 15:05:20 CST 2012


On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Astrodog wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM, Gary Buhrmaster
>> <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 01:02, George Herbert <george.herbert at gmail.com> 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,
> /John
>
> p.s. A /16 might be about right for a pack of 100G SMF CFP modules...
>

This gives me an idea. The vending machine could also sell hosting.
Sometimes, the box just won't come back to life and you need somewhere
to stuff the data. *grin*

(Actually, based on a few of my DC visits, there are times where I'd
have gladly shelled out $2k for a small baggie of screws.)

--- Harrison



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