Portability of 206 address space

Bill Manning bmanning at isi.edu
Tue Jun 4 00:35:03 UTC 1996

> Hi,
> Anyone know whether Internic has issued an edict mandating
> non-portability of provider obtained 206 address space, such
> as /18's within this block?
> Thanks,
> Mike
	Please clarify "portable" as used in this context.

	- Routable between different providers
	- Transferable intoto between ISPs
	- Transferable subsets
	- Some other meaning

	No delegation registry can claim any prefix portability if 
	the first option is the meaning. The second has applicability
	to various proposals for a prefix market once a delegation
	has been made. (no Internic involvment)  The third is strictly
	between ISPs and thier clients and has a lot to do with 
	prefix migration (nee punching holes in CIDR blocks) and nothing
	to do with the Internic.  And then there is your possible
	other meaning...

	For the first three, the Internic has zero sane reason for
	issuing any "edict" wrt portability. That is strictly an
	ISP issue.  The fourth... ??? :)


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