L(3) / 4/8 / multihoming

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Fri Sep 12 13:33:43 CDT 2008


Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 04:50:15PM -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
>> I see in http://www.onesc.net/communities/as3356/ that L3 doesn't permit
>> customers to multihome the 4/8 space that they inherited from BBN, via
>> GTE, etc, ad nauseum...
>>
>> and I'm curious whether anyone knows why?  It sounds like something there
>> might be an interesting story in...
> 
> Lots of other people are curious, but no one knows the answers.  One
> correspondent noted that Cogent did this with 38/8 when they bought PSI,
> but he didn't really know why...

It's really hard to put the genie back in the bottle once you've let it
out. considering the strategic significance of impending address
exhaustion one imagines that they have their reasons.

> Cheers,
> - jra





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