Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at unix1.bart.nl
Mon Jan 29 15:50:34 UTC 1996

> to me and says 'I want to go multihomed with you as a second provider,
> currently I have 8 class C's but they are all spread about the
> place'. Me 'You need to renumber then esp. as your class C's are
> within your current providers aggregate announcments (even though
> they are old, and thus technically PI' (there, that's me doing my
> bit for aggregation). Them: 'OK, give us a /21 to renumber into, 
> you are a local-IR and we aren't'. Currently I have 2 choices as
> far as I can make out, give them a bit of my /19, break up my
> nice aggregate and ensure loads of extra announcements (and that
> probably none of them get routed by anyone applying prefix based
> filtering), or give them a new /19 all of their own (you've
> said it, that's the minimum size allocation) which actually
> solves their problem and mine, but this isn't an option
> currently available because currently it's one window per local-IR.
> So they have to go and become a local IR.

No they don't. You can ask the RIPE NCC for special PI space to assign to 
this customer. It seems they have a "chemical waste dump" to satisfy 
this kind of requests from.

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