Renumbering and the Feb 15-16 NANOG meeting
pferguso at cisco.com
Sun Feb 18 03:23:08 UTC 1996
I think that this would be an opportune time to mention the PIER [Procedures
for Internet/Enterprise Renumbering] WG; the issues that you mentioned below
fall with PIER's charter to accomplish.
I would recommend that anyone interested get involved with PIER; information
on the PIER mailing list is available at:
We also have a block scheduled at the LA IETF, tentatively on Wed. March 6.
At 06:54 PM 2/17/96 -0800, Craig A. Huegen wrote:
>The problem, you ask? I don't see very many resources available which
>help ISP's to renumber more easily--time line planners, reminder lists
>with commonly-missed parameters, etc.
>I realize that renumbering is a fact of life--my last post, however,
>shows my true feelings regarding most pre-CIDR blocks; that their
>providers should be willing to allow customers to keep using the space they
>allocated in the pre-CIDR days.
>If there are these renumbering resources available, make sure that the small
>and big providers alike are making them available to the customers who are
>willing to attempt a re-number. Make sure the customer service of the
>provider is willing to deal with the complexities of renumbering (and
>keep in mind it _IS_ a very complex project--EVERYTHING from IP addresses
>to static routes to applications which are hard-coded). Unfortunately, the ISP
>that I saw change providers didn't have this help at their fingertips--they
>could have potentially saved almost all of the customers they lost.
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