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Re: Why did we do CIDR? (RE: Confussion over multi-homing)

  • From: Leo Bicknell
  • Date: Thu Sep 14 18:51:04 2000

On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 02:50:07PM -0700, Sean Donelan wrote:
> If folks are going to deaggregate the addresses and announce multiple routes
> anyway, why are we going through the pain of ARIN policies.  Wouldn't it be
> better to allocate the appropriately sized address in the first place?

	Yes, it would.  It would seem ARIN should allocate small blocks on
a trade-in only policy.  You can get a /24, but when you go to a /23 you
_will_ renumber, and soforth up to a /19 or so, at which time when you need
more you get an additional prefix.

	That way you limit it to 1 route per ASN for small players, and
everyone can multihome.

Leo Bicknell - [email protected]
Systems Engineer - Internetworking Engineer - CCIE 3440
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