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RE: multi-homing fixes

  • From: David R. Conrad
  • Date: Tue Aug 28 03:35:52 2001


At 12:14 AM 8/28/2001 -0700, David Schwartz wrote:
It would be a
waste of IP space and harm the net as a whole if RIRs adopted a
microallocation policy that was too generous and resulted in allocating
non-routable IP space.
One could argue that the RIRs are wasting address space by allocating on arbitrary boundaries, e.g., /20s, instead of allocating according to documented requirements.

One could also argue that the "sane" allocation policies of the RIRs have resulted in ISPs not being forced to figure out how to apply effective mechanisms to limit route prefix growth and as a direct result created a tragedy of the commons in the DFZ.

Of course, I wouldn't argue those positions... :-)

Speaking for no one (and/or nothing) but myself