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

  • From: Brantley Jones
  • Date: Thu Sep 14 19:36:08 2000

At 06:46 PM 9/14/00 -0400, you wrote:

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
Read TMBG List - [email protected],
What an administrative nightmare! Wouldn't it make more sense if ARIN would at least reserve some space for people saying they need more? They could always re-allocate it later. Renumbering can be tough, especially if you're growing fast...


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