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Re: Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations
Forrest, > This method would have (at least) the following advantages (or > disadvantages, from your particular viewpoint): > > 1) You could reasonably assure that the number of prefixes in an > /8 would match what was allocated. > > 2) Because of 1, if you get the registries to set their > allocation policies such that no more than 1024 (or the target number) > blocks are allocated per /8, you can guarantee that the number of > routes in an /8 is not too far out of wack with the target. > > 3) You can give those people moving providers a grace period to renumber, > say 30 days. Essentially, the time given to clean up the routing > tables. This would be a side effect of the "you have 30 days to fix > the routing tables or else". > > 4) You eliminate the wasted space of addresses with prefixes longer than > /18 being allocated. > > The only problem this leaves is how to decide who gets an /18... That is a *very good question*. Different answers to this question have *quite different* implications on the address space utilization. Yakov.