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

I still think it would be worthwhile doing a top-down experiment with
this sort of address structure around an easily aggregated geographical
area, say the San Francisco Bay Area in northern California. I brought the
idea up about 6 months ago and it floundered due to disinterest, but it
still seems to be viable.

-george william herbert