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Re: IAB and "private" numbering
On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, [email protected] wrote:
I'd like to see some acknowledgement that there are legitimate uses of number resources that don't include "the public Internet".It's already there in RFC 2050:
Thanks for the reminder.
FWIW, I'd change s/routable/routed/g since all addresses are "routable". Once I actually heard someone say "a Cisco won't even accept a 10 net3 a) the organization has no intention of connecting to the Internet-either now or in the future-but it still requires a globally unique IP address. The organization should consider using reserved addresses from RFC1918. If it is determined this is not possible, they can be issued unique (if not Internet routable) IP addresses.
address". Not sure how that person thought all those addresses are
being used, then. Imagine Cisco cutting itself off from the lucrative
Does this concern make sense?No.Is there a(nother) better venue than the IAB?ARIN, RIPE, APNIC, LACNIC, AfriNIC, NRO
I just get concerned when hearing people (e.g. at the recent ARIN/NANOG meeting) talking about reclaiming address-space or ASNs based on lack of appearance in "Public". I'm not saying that reclaimation shouldn't be pursued, but that it should use other criteria or procedures. Tony
My company is one of several companies that operate IP networks that are not part of the public Internet but which do use globally unique registered IP addresses. --Michael Dillon