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Re: Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations
> to me and says 'I want to go multihomed with you as a second provider, > currently I have 8 class C's but they are all spread about the > place'. Me 'You need to renumber then esp. as your class C's are > within your current providers aggregate announcments (even though > they are old, and thus technically PI' (there, that's me doing my > bit for aggregation). Them: 'OK, give us a /21 to renumber into, > you are a local-IR and we aren't'. Currently I have 2 choices as > far as I can make out, give them a bit of my /19, break up my > nice aggregate and ensure loads of extra announcements (and that > probably none of them get routed by anyone applying prefix based > filtering), or give them a new /19 all of their own (you've > said it, that's the minimum size allocation) which actually > solves their problem and mine, but this isn't an option > currently available because currently it's one window per local-IR. > So they have to go and become a local IR. No they don't. You can ask the RIPE NCC for special PI space to assign to this customer. It seems they have a "chemical waste dump" to satisfy this kind of requests from.