Two renumbering questions
markb at infi.net
Thu Apr 30 09:08:51 UTC 1998
On 29 Apr 98 at 22:40, John R Levine wrote:
> > > 1. I have a /24 SWIPed to me, 188.8.131.52. The ARIN listing doesn't say
> > > it's non-portable, so can I take it with me? And if I do, how likely is it
> > > that the new ISP's announcement will get installed in backbone routers
> > > rather than filtered for being too long? It's right in the middle of the old
> > > upstream's block 205.238.192/18.
> > If you *own* the block, you can do anything you want with it.
> Well, there's the question -- I have no idea who owns it. Look it up in
> ARIN, it says it's mine, but with contact info from epix, the old upstream.
> Again, though, even if I own it, if the announcements don't make it into the
> backbone it's not very useful, and I gather that some backbones now filter at
> /19 except for the swamp.
"Ownership" is not the word to be using.
The 205.238.192/18 is ALLOCATED to Epix. Meaning: the are authorized
to use the addresses or to assign them to someone else to use.
The /24 is probably ASSIGNED to you. Meaning: you can be an end
user of the addresses.
The /18 is not registered with ARIN as non-portable, so the
portability call is exclusively up to the administrator of that
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