The Big Squeeze

Avi Freedman freedman at
Sun Mar 2 20:19:30 UTC 1997

> 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.

Look.  I think Kim's point is true.  They *do* allocate more space
*than* you actually need so that when you need it, you can actually
get it *then*.

If you're growing fast enough, you'll have to renumber *once*.
If you choose poorly your upstream providers, you'll have to
renumber more than once.

> Nathan Stratton                                President, NetRail,Inc.


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