Portability of 206 address space
freedman at netaxs.com
Tue Jun 4 01:48:46 UTC 1996
> The interNIC has already stated that allocations can *not* be guaranteed
> to be 'routable', so it stands to reason that the interNIC (or any other
> registry, for that matter) need not concern itself with the issue of
> portability. As you mentioned, this is strictly a matter between the ISP(s)
> and the customer(s).
> - paul
I think portable wrt the NICs may be:
(1) The 'Portable' vs. 'Non-Portable' marker on the ISP IP request template
(2) The 'Portable' vs. 'Non-Portable' marker on whois queries that says:
ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
Now, as to what it *means*, it probably means that if you asked the NIC
in question, they'd say 'touch luck' if you wanted to contest a SWIPping
away from you of the space, I suppose.
Of course, since the NIC refuses to delegate > /16s worth of in-addr.arpa,
unless you have a <= /16 from your provider, you're not going to get useful
in-addr.arpa from your old provider if they don't want you to.
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