Approach to allocating netblocks

Aidan Whyte aidanwhyte at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 11:04:40 CST 2009


I guess it might depend on the general profile of your customers'
requirements, but I'd imagine that non-contiguous blocks will be far
more efficient in the long run, with the added benefit of no need for
customers to pursue a renumbering plan every N years which should
nearly always be avoided in any case imho. Obviously, the smaller the
average block size the less efficient it becomes. If the customers are
honest in their expected future ip address requirements it shouldn't
be that often that they'll need more address space in any case.

Aidan

2009/1/14 Frank Bulk <frnkblk at iname.com>:
> Secondary IPs, additional documentation and confusion, and less efficient
> use of address space, are just a few negatives of assigning more netblocks.
>
> Frank
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aidan Whyte [mailto:aidanwhyte at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:35 AM
> To: frnkblk at iname.com
> Subject: Re: Approach to allocating netblocks
>
> Perhaps I'm missing something, but I've never seen much of a problem
> with non-contiguous blocks for customer address space expansion..




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