ARIN, and reservations?

Richard Jimmerson richardj at arin.net
Thu May 17 19:18:21 UTC 2001


> Who 'allowed' you to announce the /19 when you had a /20 of it?
> 
> ARIN, at least to us, has been clear on not announcing what isn't
> assigned.

It is likely this was an allocation made under ARIN's multi-homed
policy in 1998.  In 1998, ARIN's minimum allocation size was a /19.
Organizations approved under the multi-homed policy, at that time,
were allocated a /20 and allowed to announce the /19.

In 1999, ARIN's minimum allocation size was reduced to a /20.
Organizations receiving allocations made under the multi-homed 
policy following this change are only allowed to announce the
/20.

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Alex Rubenstein
> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 1:55 PM
> To: Chris Kilbourn
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: ARIN, and reservations?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Who 'allowed' you to announce the /19 when you had a /20 of it?
> 
> ARIN, at least to us, has been clear on not announcing what isn't
> assigned.
> 
> 
> > In the spirit of full disclosure, we were being boneheads and using
> > addresses in the reserved space under the mistaken assumption that
> > since we were being allowed to advertise the whole /19, and 
> had intent
> > to use it, and were going to ask for the other side, it was 
> OK to use
> > that space. Not so.
> > 
> > It would have been nice if ARIN had dropped an automated note to the
> > effect of, "Hey, you've got x months to apply for this 
> space before we
> > re-assign it."
> > 
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Chris Kilbourn
> > Chief Technical Officer
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