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Re: /8 end user assignment?
- From: Justin M. Streiner
- Date: Thu Aug 04 14:53:36 2005
On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
I suspect this was done on the condition that Comcast migrate users from
other IP ranges into 73/8.5, then return those older ranges to ARIN for
reassignment. The net effect would be that Comcast could significantly
reduce the number of routes they'd have to announce into the global BGP
table. 12+ million addresses is a lot of cable modems :-)
I had said elsewhere this was unprecedented but was then pointed at 22.214.171.124/9,
126.96.36.199/10 which is Comcast assigned in April. I'm surprised none of these
assignemtns have shown up on mailing lists..
I don't work for Comcast, so this is purely conjecture on my part.