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Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

  • From: Daniel Karrenberg
  • Date: Fri Jan 26 17:08:31 1996

  > Yakov Rekhter <[email protected]> writes:
  > >   - The RIPE NCC will *guarantee* that we will not make more than
  > >     1024 non-aggregateable allocations from each /8.
  > Would the RIPE NCC provide such non-aggregatable allocations
  > irrespective of how many hosts would be covered by such an
  > allocation ?

Sorry, lack of clarity because of failing neurons.  
What I meant to say was "1024 CIDRable allocations".  
Or simply "allocations". 

The point is that we will guarantee that our allocation policy will
create no more than 1024 allocations per /8 and therefore not
necessitate by itself more routes than that.  Currently our allocation
sizes are /19 - /16.  If you think about it a little you will see that
it is easy to achieve.

And just in case: Yes the minimum allocation is /19 irrespective 
of the number of hosts covered. Note: allocation != assignment.