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Re: IP Addresses from a different region
- From: Sam Stickland
- Date: Thu Jan 19 10:12:36 2006
That's a fair point David.
I can't of course start naming our clients. I could harp on about how they
are a multinational, running legimate operations and blah blah blah.. But
you'd only have my word for it. So you'll just have to take my word for
the fact that we run an operational that comes down hard on nefrarious
On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, David Ulevitch wrote:
Who is this client? Some of us in the security abuse world wouldn't mind a
On Jan 19, 2006, at 6:20 AM, Sam Stickland wrote:
Long story short... I'm under some considerable pressure from management to
obtain a /24 of addresses from ARIN. We are a UK based ISP that are, of
course, members of RIPE. Is this possible? If I approach one of ARIN's LIRs
can they obtain ARIN PI space for our client, and are their any volunteers?
Or, is it the case, that being outside of ARIN's geographic reach that we
can't approach them?
Short story long... This is for a client that currently has a USA based
operation, that wants to consolidate everything in one of our colo centres.
Their USA servers are involved in some of kind advertising system that
attempts to do geographic location based on the IP address prefix. I am
assured that traceroutes, SWIP data, and AS number play no part in this
The client insists that they must have addresses from a prefix that appear
to have been allocated by ARIN for this system to continue to work. The
language barrier between us has been scrupering attempts by me to get more
techincal information from them.
As usual management are interested in "solutions not problems" ;) and this
deal is worth quite a bit of money. I hate to be contributing to the ever
increasing PI swamp space, but unfortunately I don't pay my own wages.