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Donald Stahl don at calis.blacksun.org
Thu May 31 16:07:30 UTC 2007

> Current policy allows for greater-than-/48 PI assignments if the org can 
> justify it.  However, since we haven't told staff (via policy) what that 
> justification should look like, they are currently approving all requests and 
> several orgs have taken advantage of that.
I can't imagine what an end-user could come up with to justify more than a 
/48 but what do I know. And if ARIN's primary goal is to prevent 
de-aggregation then shouldn't there be another fixed allocation size (/40) 
and block to prevent this?

> So, it's entirely possible someone could get a /40 and deaggregate that into 
> 256 routes if they wanted to.  Given the entire v6 routing table is around 
> 700 routes today, it's obviously not a problem yet :)
Obviously that's short sighted :) As for the deaggregation- anyone 
deaggregating a /40 into 256 routes should have there AS permanently 
bloackholed :)


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