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Re: standards for giving out blocks of IP addresses

  • From: Christopher A. Woodfield
  • Date: Wed Jun 13 09:18:35 2001

...and then the install engineer finds out that the customer only has ~50 
or so hosts, and tells the customer that all they qualify for is one /25.
Hijinks ensue.

I would personally tar and feather any sales rep who promises a certain 
amount of IP space to a customer without knowledgee of the customer's 
actual IP needs and current utilization. PSI was famous for handing out 
/24s from their 38.0.0.0/8 space willy-nilly, and I've had more than one 
conversation with a "refugee" customer who says "but...but...PSI gave me a 
/24!#@!#"...

in short, my view is that IP allocations to customers should NEVER be a 
marketing/sales decision.

-C

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 08:49:53PM -0400, Rishi Singh wrote:
> 
> VERY true...
> 
> Many a times the closing during a contract will be the reminder to the
> salesperson, "So, you know we still need those 4 /24s right, as we discussed
> when we first met?"
> 
> Then a phone a call is made and some words exchanged and the answer is, "My
> boss says he can do that for you, but he needs the contract back today to
> reserve them."
> 
> :-).
> 
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Christopher A. Woodfield		rekoil@semihuman.com

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