4.2.2 is the allocation to ISPs section;
therefore 188.8.131.52 would be a part of that. It states under that multihomed
section that if you can demonstrate efficient usage of a /23, you can receive a
/22 from ARIN.
From: owner-nanog@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-nanog@xxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of list account
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Subject: The Chicken or the Egg.
Well the subject describes my frustration.
We are a small ISP that currently has 6 /24s. Over the last year we have
inked some deals for some hotels and apartment complexes that would push us
over the required /20 to get our own allocation. Many of these locations
are new sites nearing their completion so with in 90 to 120 days.
The first 6 locations complete over the next 2 to 6 weeks and the vendor that
handle the hospitality networks want their addresses now. The road block
has been that ARIN wants us to get the remaining /24s from our upstream, assign
them to our customers then get our /20, then renumber out network. Many
of these hotels are big chains and they don't seem to want deal with this not
to mention it makes us look even smaller.
In my limited experience ARIN seems to not want to work with the small
operator. Maybe I got someone on a bad day or maybe I am using the wrong
verbage. Would the 184.108.40.206
Slow Start apply in my case? What about the 4.2.6 for Cable
Operators? It seems kind of unfair, if I read this correctly, that
they gain IPs biased on the number of homes that could purchase
service. We have a WiSP network with a very large foot print where
I am using most of my address space. I wan't to minimize renumbering my
To add to this I want to be portable. Since AT&T has bought BellSouth
my upstream provider is now declaring war on me. But this is
a rant for another time.