policies for 24.0.0.0/8 ?

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Fri Jan 22 04:07:35 CST 2010


On 22/01/2010 05:07, Jim Mercer wrote:
> i'm doing some consulting work for a cable operator in Pakistan.
> 
> while i'm guessing that realistically we will be approaching RIPE for address
> space, i'm just wandering what happened to 24.0.0.0/8 and what policies
> govern who and what can use the address space there.

Not quite sure why you'd want to use 24/8.  It became a "normal" address
block a very long time ago .  RFC3330 sez:

>    24.0.0.0/8 - This block was allocated in early 1996 for use in
>    provisioning IP service over cable television systems.  Although the
>    IANA initially was involved in making assignments to cable operators,
>    this responsibility was transferred to American Registry for Internet
>    Numbers (ARIN) in May 2001.  Addresses within this block are assigned
>    in the normal manner and should be treated as such.

So, it's just regular IP address space, available for assignment if you
live in ARIN-land.

Incidentally, Pakistan is serviced by APNIC, not RIPE:

http://www.apnic.net/about-APNIC/organization/apnics-region

Nick




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