1/8 and 27/8 allocated to APNIC

Brian Dickson Brian.Dickson at concertia.com
Fri Jan 22 19:49:58 UTC 2010

I think it would certainly be useful, both diagnostically and operationally,
for IANA and the RIR's to *actually announce* the unused space, and run either or
both of tar-pits and honey-pots on those, for just such a reason - to gauge problems
that might exist on "unused" space, *before* the space is assigned.

And, it'd be nice if there were a check-box for "I volunteer for the pain".
In the movies, where something bad can happen and they draw straws, it is almost
always drawing straws from among volunteers.

There are certainly reasons for wanting to identify and not assign space that has "issues",
to certain recipients or when certain conditions exist.

E.g.: critical infrastructure /24's; initial assignments (where the recipient doesn't
gave another block into which to internally interchange addresses); less technically adept
recipients (e.g. in the developing nations, where adding "pain" would really be unusually cruel.)


-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Hilliard [mailto:nick at foobar.org] 
Sent: January-22-10 3:09 PM
To: Brian Dickson
Cc: William Allen Simpson; nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: 1/8 and 27/8 allocated to APNIC

On 22/01/2010 16:32, Brian Dickson wrote:
> So, if the tainted *portions* of problem /8's are set aside

What portion of 1/8 is untainted?  Or any other /8 that the IANA has
identified as having problems?  How do you measure it?

How do you ensure that other /8s which don't _appear_ to have problems really don't have
problems due to invisible use?  

IANA hands out /8s.  We know that some of these are going to cause serious
problems, but life sucks and we just have to deal with what happens.

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