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Re: Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

  • From: Vincent J. Bono
  • Date: Fri Jan 26 21:49:19 1996

> On Fri, 26 Jan 1996, Yakov Rekhter wrote:
> 
> > Forrest,
> > 
> > > The only problem this leaves is how to decide who gets an /18...
> > 
> > That is a *very good question*. Different answers to this question
> > have *quite different* implications on the address space utilization.
> 
> My personal opinion is that you err on the side of giving someone an /18 
> that doesn't need one, However you DO need to be careful about assigning the 
> space.  The general qualifications I would imagine are:
> 
> 1) ISP's assigning (non-portable?) address space to non-dialup customers, 
> on a fairly regular basis.
> 
> 2) Large-ish companies which of themselves would need the /18.
> 
> 3) Anyone who is multi-homed on a "permanent" basis.  (Probably 
> mostly covered by 1&2)
> 
> -forrest

How about trying to prevent the static assignment of addresses to 
dial-in customers?  This chews IP space like there was no tomorrow...





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