[e2e] the evolution of deployability

Henning Schulzrinne hgs at cs.columbia.edu
Wed Dec 18 08:15:03 PST 2002

I was talking about business symmetric DSL, not residential cable 
modems. Does ARIN charge anywhere close to $5/month for each IP address?

The Purple Streak, Hilarie Orman wrote:
> ARIN has been officially agnostic on such policies, but individuals
> have made little secret of their approval of anything that retards use
> of IPv4 addresses.  An alternative policy would have been to let the
> addresses go sooner rather than later and force the market into a
> crunch.  It could still be done, I suppose, for the amusement of those
> who enjoy watching train wrecks.
> On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 at 15:42:45 -0500 RJ Atkinson remarked:
>> Charging per-month for additional (i.e. 1 free, but the rest have a 
>> recurring charge)
>> for residential US cable modem service was basically insisted upon by 
>> ARIN.
>> Many cable network ISPs make no profit on that option, having it only 
>> to keep
>> the address block regulators happy.  An unhappy address block regulator 
>> could
>> keep an ISP from adding subscribers, so it is a pretty effective tool.

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