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Re: Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

  • From: Jeff Young
  • Date: Fri Jan 26 16:24:56 1996

>It's the other way round: SPRINT should tell his customers he can't
>guarantee 100% global Internet connectivity because he disagrees with
>the current address allocation policy of the IANA/InterNIC/RIPE NCC/AP-NIC.
>They might want to look for a different transit provider...
>
>Regards,
>
>Miguel

say what you will about this policy, but someone (sean?) thought 
long and hard about it's implications.  i didn't like the abrupt
manner in which it was implemented, but it does take guts and it
is pretty elegant:

it's everyone else's 206 customers who can't 
reach sprint's customers.  even though it's the packets from sprint's
customer's that can't make it back to everyone else.  that's the 
beauty of it.  sprint announces networks in the 206 space to us
and to everyone else.  we accept the announcements if they are larger
than /24:

*> 206.12.94.0      192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 3602 ?
*> 206.12.187.0     192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 1794 ?
*> 206.13.159.0     192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 1791 3064 i
*  206.24.100.0/23  192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 1792 3563 i
*> 206.40.99.0      192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 3663 i
*> 206.40.100.0     192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 3663 i
*> 206.40.101.0     192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 3663 i
*> 206.40.102.0     192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 3663 i
*> 206.40.103.0     192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 3663 i
*  206.40.128.0/19  192.41.177.241       128     80      0 1239 4534 i

so if i'm a customer of sprint in a 206+ network that is announced as a 
/24, i have a route to the world.  

the real message is if you have a 206+ address, make sure that your 
provider can put it into an aggregation block for you (or go to sprint).

nobody said it would be boring. :-)

Jeff Young
young@mci.net





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