[ppml] 4.4.2 Micro-allocations for anycast services
On Mon, 10 Apr 2006, Scott Leibrand wrote:
> I have an unanswered question regarding anycast, namely: why do you need a
> micro-allocation to do it?
You don't. However, if all you need is one IP address, a microallocation
is less wasteful than a larger block.
> > At present, the minimum allocation requirements pose an obstacle to
> > smaller to medium DNS providers who want to test and deploy anycast
> > services.
> Can you elaborate on this? I don't see reachability obstacles, as stated
> above. What other obstacles are there to using your existing space to do
Exactly what he said: the minimum allocation requirement. If all you need
is one IP address, justifying a /22 requires the making of, um,
unsubstantiatable assertions, to ARIN analysts. That's an unfortunate
state of affairs, and one which this policy will correct.