Where to buy Internet IP addresses

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Mon May 4 13:42:19 CDT 2009

Joe Maimon wrote:
> Joe Greco wrote:
>> One of the goals of providing larger address spaces was to reduce (and
>> hopefully eliminate) the need to burn forwarding table entries where
>> doing so isn't strictly necessary.  When we forget this, it leads us
>> to the same sorts of disasters that we currently have in v4.
>> ... JG
> And if you are encouraging /48 handouts, /32 isnt large enough to
> prevent that on the global level.

What remains to be seen is what will happen when someone says "hey, my
/32 is full, I need another one". Will it be:

a) Sure, here's another /32, have fun!
b) You didn't subnet very efficiently by current standards even though
it was encouraged in the past; try to reclaim some space internally.


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