Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

There is at least one very simple response. Set up some deviant CIX, say
IX195-8, let everyone with a shortish 195/8 prefix connect to it either
directly through their own provider, or indirectly through some tunnel, and
have IX195-8 announce reachability of 195/8. That is, in short, altern
topology to meet addresses when the converse is too hard. KRE detailed
that for the general case, but it would be even simpler in the case of
RIPE, since all the allocated network numbers are in the same geographical

Christian Huitema

To some extent, isn't this how the Amateur Radio folks carve up the 44.*.*.*
network? It might be an interesting experiment to use another class A net,
sort of like the recent 39.*.*.* (or was it 38?) subnet experiment for such
things as web farms, etc. that don't need large allocations, but could really
benefit from multi-homing.


As an amatuer radio operator, I could pick up a class C here in
SLC and route it over the internet. I don't think they should carve up
another class A just for Web stuff, we are going to than have routing
problems again on the net. It would be better that they go to one of
thier providers. Yes I know that is not always an option.

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