The Big Squeeze

Yes, but as a smaller ISP you can offer much better service, and help you
customers renumber. Yes I of all people know it is a _major_ headache, but
it can be done, and there are ways to do it.

Just because it is a "_major_ headache", is not a good reason to add a
route to the global table, or have the nic give you a bigger block then
you need at that time.

Look. I think Kim's point is true. They *do* allocate more space
*than* you actually need so that when you need it, you can actually
get it *then*.

If you're growing fast enough, you'll have to renumber *once*.
If you choose poorly your upstream providers, you'll have to
renumber more than once.

Nathan Stratton President, NetRail,Inc.