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Re: IP ranges, re- announcing 'PA space' via BGP, etc

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Sat Apr 15 16:12:06 2006

--On April 14, 2006 9:26:56 PM +0100 Andy Davidson <[email protected]>

> On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 01:13:19PM +0200, Alexander Koch wrote:
>  > When a random customer (content hoster) asks you to accept
>  > something out of 8/8 that is Level(3) space, and there is no
>  > route at this moment in the routing table, do you accept it,
>  > or does Level(3) have some fancy written formal process and
>  > they get approval to do it, etc.?
> Initial instinct has to just be 'yuck', but in the interest of getting
> the job done, I'd look at :
>  - how is it registered ?  Are your customer mentioned ?
>  - is it already a prefix which is announced seperately from the rest of
>    the aggregated block ?
>  - if the customer wants to multihome, have they even considered PI ?
>  - are the customer happy for you to talk to the aggregating company ?
>    are you happy to talk to them ?
>  - it's still 'yuck'.

Frankly, if the customer is multihomed, then, it might be preferable for
to go direct to ARIN for an end-user assignment.  These are now available as
small as a /22 since the adoption of policy 2002-3.


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