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Re: BGP Question - how do work around pigheaded ISPs

  • From: Craig A. Huegen
  • Date: Sat Feb 10 10:44:07 2001

On Sat, Feb 10, 2001 at 06:53:41AM -0800, Randy Bush wrote:
==>
==>>> Return the 172.16.0.0/16 block to the registry (ARIN, APNIC, RIPE or if
==>>> no one else IANA) and apply for multiple appropriately sized CIDR blocks
==>>> under the current registry allocation guidelines.
==>> While I fully agree with this approach to deal with the issues mentioned,
==>> it will only exhaust the new address space more quickly.  Why should we
==>> give up on 128/2?
==>
==>because when the registries have different allocation policies in 128/2,
==>the isps will follow.  just as we did in old A space.

That doesn't address the point -- the point is that these ISP's are forcing
the exchange of these blocks for new, previously unallocated space, and
leaving holes in the old 128/2 space.  These ISP's are massively
contributing to the depletion of immediately available address space. 

Why not adopt a reasonable policy to accept up to /20's or up to /19's in
the old B space so that organizations who already have these blocks can
use them?

/cah





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