wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network
jra at baylink.com
Sun Sep 18 01:42:49 UTC 2011
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Randy Carpenter" <rcarpen at network1.net>
> I have a small ISP customer who is not multi-homed, and is using about
> a /21 and a half of space, and is expanding. Their upstream is
> refusing to give them more space, so they wanted to get their own, and
> give back the space to the upstream, with the possible exception of a
> small block for their servers, which would be very difficult to
> renumber. We explained this all, and the response we got from ARIN was
> that we needed to have a full /20 from the upstream, at which time we
> could easily get a /20 of new space. In order to qualify for the
> immediate need, we would need to show need for the entire /20, of
> which we would need to fully utilize (renumber into) within 30 days.
> That is not even remotely possible.
And worse, it violates best practices rather thoroughly.
Never expand to anything smaller than twice what you have now.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
Designer The Things I Think RFC 2100
Ashworth & Associates http://baylink.pitas.com 2000 Land Rover DII
St Petersburg FL USA http://photo.imageinc.us +1 727 647 1274
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