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Re: IP failover/migration question.

  • From: infowolfe
  • Date: Tue Jun 27 14:05:30 2006
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On 6/27/06, Owen DeLong <[email protected]> wrote:
> Uptime might not matter for small hosts that do mom and pop websites
> or so-called "beta" blog-toys, but every time Level3 takes a dump,
> it's my wallet that feels the pain. It's actually a rather frustrating
> situation for people who aren't big enough to justify a /19 and an
> AS#, but require geographically dispersed locations answering on the
> same IP(s).

I'm not sure why you think you need to be that big to get portable IP
space.  Policy 2002-3 allows for the issuance of a /22 to any organization
which can show a need and the ability to utilize at least 50% of a /22
with multihoming.  An ASN can be obtained pretty easily if you intend
to multihome.  About the only thing that might stand in the way of
a small organization is the up front cost, but, even that is less than

It's entirely possible that I was mistaken with regards to /19 vs /22,
but a /22 is still way more ips than I really need, I mean hell, I'm
not really using my /24 currently. I don't nearly have 256 machines,
and I certainly (without honepotting almost all of it) justify 1,024

In fact, in my network infrastructure currently, I've got one
loadbalancer that sits in front of 6 machines that don't have public
ips, so there goes any thought of justification ;-) and yet, when I'm
at 4 load balancers, I'll want them in geographically dispersed
locations, with a variety of upstream providers so that I don't have
to deal with the issues surrounding single-homed networking.