heads up on 80/8 [actually operational, so don't read this!!!]

Philip Smith pfs at cisco.com
Thu May 17 12:14:07 UTC 2001

TBH, a new /7 or /8, whatever, going in to production anywhere on the 
planet should be announced to the regional operators lists (NANOG, APOPS, 
EOF and AfNOG). Hopefully the registry folks can add that little chore to 
the long list of other things they have to think of...

Or maybe IANA could widen the announcement next time? This was the original 
from John:

 >From: "John Crain" <crain at icann.org>
 >To: <routing-wg at ripe.net>, <lir at ripe.net>
 >Subject: 80/8 and 81/8 allocated to the RIPE NCC
 >Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 13:47:21 -0700
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 >This is just a quick heads up, my apologies if you recieve duplicate copies.
 >IANA has recently allocated the following address ranges to the RIPE NCC
 >Regional Internet Registry.
 > -
 >These will start to be allocated to ISPs shortly.
 >You may wish to adjust any filters you have in place accordingly.
 >John Crain


At 17:42 17/05/2001 +1000, Bruce Campbell wrote:

>On Wed, 16 May 2001, John M . Brown wrote:
> > While I could agree that its not a problem till someone tries to use it,
> > I point out that ARIN does make an announcement when they are going
> > to start issuing from a new IANA block.
>And I'll counter-point out that ARIN is notifying relevant groups in its
>Region.  Why would you expect the RIPE NCC to formally notify a group
>(nanog) that is not in its region (Europe) ?
>To keep this operational, this lists the various /8s and who is
>(nominally) in charge of 'em; it may be of interest to people who haven't
>reviewed their filters in ages:
>         http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space
> > We, The Net Operators, should have this information so that we can update
> > our filters, should we see fit to, and thus cause as little negative impact
> > as possible.
>s/The Net/The North American Network/
>s/possible/possible to traffic that transists North America/
>currently not in North America, and certainly speaking for myself ;)

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