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"Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers

> From nanog-bounces+bonomi=mail.r-bonomi.com at nanog.org  Thu Feb 10 20:35:01 2011
> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:31:32 -0600
> From: Jack Bates <jbates at brightok.net>
> To: John Curran <jcurran at arin.net>
> Subject: Re: "Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers
> Cc: NANOG <nanog at merit.edu>
> On 2/10/2011 8:15 PM, John Curran wrote:
> > I'm not certain that you could rely on any organizations statements 
> > made today to provide any assurance that circumstances would not change 
> > in the future and result in the address space being returned to ARIN or 
> > transferred per current policy.
> An official statement from the DoD? I'm sure we could hold them to it as 
> a community. Is it too much for us to ask the US government to give us 
> assurance that we can safely utilize huge chunks of address space 
> assigned to them for purposes such as LSN without fear? :)

Even the DoD cannot say "for sure" that they would never route some of that
space 'in time of need' over the public internet.