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Re: NATs *ARE* evil!
In ARIN's defense, I've found that a phone call to them, to discuss a non-standard application with an IP analyst, often works wonders. Try giving them a call and point out the disconnect. In these sorts of cases, they almost always do the right thing. - Dan Golding NetRail, Inc. On Fri, 15 Dec 2000, Jeff Mcadams wrote: > > Also sprach David R Huberman > >> We're currently efficiently (according to ARIN's guidelines) > >> utilizing a /20, 2 /23's and a /24. We apply to ARIN for space, and > >> what do they say they'll give us? A /20. Period. Someone care to > >> explain this to me? > > >It means you didn't explain your goals clearly enough, I guess. > > What is there to explain? > > >If you demonstrate to ARIN efficient utilization of 21 /24s (as you > >describe above), you qualify for 32 /24s for renumbering purposes; a /19. > > >Go back and show them you've used 21 /24s efficiently and ask for > >sufficient address space with which to renumber and grow your business. > >You'll get a /19 every time. > > Hello...I'm using *more* than a /20 right *now*. If I had 100% > efficient utilization of the IP addresses that we're using *today* I > couldn't fit into just a /20. I can't come up with *any* logic that > would make sense to renumber into a /20. This information was clearly > spelled out on our application. If the folks at ARIN are too dense to > add a few numbers together, you'd think they'd at least drop us an email > or a phone call and ask a question or two! Sheesh! There is *NO* > excuse for ARIN here, what they've done with us has *NO* rational > explanation. > -- > Jeff McAdams Email: [email protected] > Head Network Administrator Voice: (502) 966-3848 > IgLou Internet Services (800) 436-4456 >