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Re: /8 end user assignment?

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Thu Aug 04 14:40:37 2005

Hi David,
 I realise that but:

1. Softbank BB is not on my radar of likely /8 candidates (of course, geography 
may be the reason for that)

2. We know cable companies, dsl providers and mobile companies can use this many 
IPs, but they generally seem to make use of NAT and IPv6. If everyone in this 
category who could justify a /8 applied and received them we might be in real 
trouble with our IPv4 space.

I had said elsewhere this was unprecedented but was then pointed at 73.0.0.0/9, 
73.128.0.0/10 which is Comcast assigned in April. I'm surprised none of these 
assignemtns have shown up on mailing lists..

Steve

On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, David Conrad wrote:

> Stephen,
> 
> If you can justify a /8, ARIN will allocate one to you (not that I  
> speak for ARIN or anything, but that's how things work).  Presumably  
> Softbank BB justified the /8 APNIC allocated to them.
> 
> Rgds,
> -drc
> 
> On Aug 4, 2005, at 11:07 AM, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
> 
> >
> > Ok, back up a second....
> >
> > 126/8   Jan 05   APNIC                               (whois.apnic.net)
> >
> > inetnum:      126.0.0.0 - 126.255.255.255
> > netname:      BBTEC
> > descr:        Japan Nation-wide Network of Softbank BB Corp.
> > status:       ALLOCATED PORTABLE
> > changed:      hm-changed@apnic.net 20050208
> >
> >
> > i thought the decade of giving class A's to large corporates had  
> > long since
> > passed.. we've got some major network rollout coming up, i need an  
> > extra 16
> > million IPs, so can i get one?
> >
> > wtf?
> >
> > Steve
> >
> 
>