Question about ISP Address Requests
jb at jbacher.com
Fri Dec 21 13:45:44 EST 2001
>ARIN reviews requests for IPv4 address space in accordance with
>the policies that can be found at
The multi-homing section defines a required 50% (/21) utilization to obtain
The section preceding multi-homing states: "ARIN allocates IP address
prefixes no longer than /20. If allocations smaller than /20 are needed,
ISPs should request address space from their upstream provider." Is
"needed" defined "must be able to immediately utilize?"
The policy that defines IP address allocation for single-homed customers
does not have the clarification as the policy for multi-homed
customers. I'm asking for that clarification.
It doesn't justify my calling ARIN's office until I know which of the two
ARIN employees gave me the wrong answer.
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