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RE: standards for giving out blocks of IP addresses

  • From: Martin, Christian
  • Date: Tue Jun 12 20:42:53 2001

> Of course bandwidth != subnet mask.   He should give them 
> whatever IP's
> they demonstrate a need for in the next three months.  Determining and
> justifying that
> need has nothing to do with how over (or under) subscribed their
> bandwidth is.

Let us not forget what some salespersons will promise to potential large
bandwidth customers.  An OC-3 POS customer, for example, can expect many
many /24s.  One may say "They should go to ARIN", but alas, they would have
to pay another $2500 on top of the $1 million+ they are paying for transit.

It is surprising how much a salesperson will "sell" to get the commission on
a 5 year OC-3 contract, forget about OC-12/48...

So, in some cases, like it or not, bandwidth sold is proportional to IP


> If they are in fact only selling dialup (not leased lines, not web
> hosting),
> you might ask how many pops(locations) they plan to have right away,
> modems/pop, space
> reserved for internal devices (email/corporate lan) and links.  You
> could
> easially justify a couple of /24's with a couple locations 
> and IP's for
> all the new PC's in the marketing dept.
> KL

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