Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

Forrest W. Christian forrestc at imach.com
Fri Jan 26 21:52:36 UTC 1996

On Fri, 26 Jan 1996, Yakov Rekhter wrote:

> Forrest,
> > The only problem this leaves is how to decide who gets an /18...
> That is a *very good question*. Different answers to this question
> have *quite different* implications on the address space utilization.

My personal opinion is that you err on the side of giving someone an /18 
that doesn't need one, However you DO need to be careful about assigning the 
space.  The general qualifications I would imagine are:

1) ISP's assigning (non-portable?) address space to non-dialup customers, 
on a fairly regular basis.

2) Large-ish companies which of themselves would need the /18.

3) Anyone who is multi-homed on a "permanent" basis.  (Probably 
mostly covered by 1&2)


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