The Big Squeeze

Nathan Stratton nathan at
Sun Mar 2 19:42:51 UTC 1997

On Sun, 2 Mar 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> It's the renumbering part that I think gives people the most
> heartburn... By the time you get "big enough" to warrent your
> own block, you've got at least 32 ClassCs of which, I'm betting,
> at least 28 are "given" to LAN-connected customers. This is
> a _major_ headache not only for the ISP to go thru but also a
> major headache to force your customers to go thru. That is, what
> I think, is what really is most painful; that by the time you
> are big enough to have your own block, you're too big to want
> to renumber: Catch 22

Yes, but as a smaller ISP you can offer much better service, and help you
customers renumber. Yes I of all people know it is a _major_ headache, but
it can be done, and there are ways to do it. 

Just because it is a "_major_ headache", is not a good reason to add a
route to the global table, or have the nic give you a bigger block then
you need at that time.

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