72/8 friendly reminder

william(at)elan.net william at elan.net
Thu Mar 24 10:55:20 UTC 2005

> a bit more coffee made me realize that what might best occur would
> be for the rir, some weeks BEFORE assigning from a new block issued
> by the iana, put up a pingable for that space and announce it on
> the lists so we can all test BEFORE someone uses space from that
> block.

Based on what I've seen in last 2 years for all new IANA allocations to 
RIR, the assignments from the ip blocks do not happen on day one and in 
fact it takes RIR about 2-3 months before they start using that ip block.

During that first couple months RIR makes announcements about the ip
block (and we can possibly ask them to make additional announcement
around week prior to when ip block first allocation is expected to
be made) and some RIRs like RIPE use those 2 months to check reachability
of the ips within the block.

One of the problems for North America though is that ARIN does not seem
to want to get involved in the operation aspects and so it does not
do quite as much as for example RIPE.

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
william at elan.net

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