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Re: De-bogon not possible via arin policy.
From: David Conrad <drc () virtualized org>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:47:36 -0800
On Dec 14, 2011, at 6:46 PM, Jimmy Hess wrote
Wait... you had started using bogon addresses / "squatted" space not
allocated and claimed the number of IP addresses your network is using that were not
allocated by a RIR settles the need justification question?
I'm confused. When justifying 'need' in an address allocation request, what difference does it make whether an address
in use was allocated by an RIR or was squatted upon? Last I heard, renumbering out of (say) RFC 1918 space into public
space was still a justification for address space. Has this changed?
You need to have all the documentation to show the actual justified
technical need for the IPs you request, such as what each specific
address is used for.
Perhaps I'm naive, but I tend to give folks like Cameron the benefit of the doubt when it comes to dealing with IP
address allocation requests and assume he provided a bit more information than what you're suggesting. I find the
suggestions by other posters that he look at IPv6 particularly amusing.
Unfortunately, regardless of the specifics of Cameron's case, the reality is that the traditional model of address
allocation (i.e., "to each according to need" to quote a 19th century philosopher) is rapidly coming to a close. I
expect there will be many more situations like Cameron's in the future.