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Re: Allocation of IP Addresses

  • From: Avi Freedman
  • Date: Thu Mar 14 08:28:43 1996

> Any NSP that cannot allocate to you at least a /19 worth of networks
> (IF YOU CAN JUSTIFY IT) is not worth using for an ISP who thinks they
> need globally routable address space that they can advertise wherever
> they want sometime in the near future. If you aren't going to get to
> that point...what's the damn problem?

Except that if you give out /19s to newer ISPs with no allocation/use
track record, then the NIC may say "Sorry, you can't get more address
space, you haven't been efficiently using what you were given."