[ppml] Policy 2002-3,7 and 9 comment

McBurnett, Jim jmcburnett at msmgmt.com
Mon Nov 11 18:10:24 EST 2002

Having read through all of the notes from the meeting, and considering my current situation of "leasing" a class C for Multi-homing and being nearly stuck to one of  my ISPs due to the IP range being theirs, I have but a few questions:

1. A new  Class C under these policies may not be globally routable if a single provider chooses not to advertise me. Correct?
2. I see that the prices involved for the Class C and BGP would be $2500 plus the $500 AS. 
Is this right? Or do I have my assignment/allocation mixed up? Or is this the ISP price?
3. Since I am currently paying $75 monthly for a Class C, how is that in comparison to the "overcharging" of small companies as mentioned in the Policy statements?
What are some of you paying?

And finally:
Should a new routing standard be examined where as a "verification" of source could be attached and authenticated to pass routes to "core" routers so that non-globally routable blocks do not become a rule instead of an exception?  IE. using IPSEC or CA etc. pass routes to a Route processor for a backbone provider to be able to propagate those routes to the net via summarizable routes?  And Yes I know this is not the correct place to mention this, but I remember seeing several concerns about the global routing issues that can arise from the micro-allocations these policies may cause.
Comments? Where should this be mentioned? IETF? IANA? 
I think at some point there is going to have to be another way to advertise, what I see it that there will be quite a few of the /24's out there. 
It would be great if a number of the /24's were consecutive and multihomed to some of the same ISP's.. 
HMMM is that a profitable venture? ISP A and ISP B advertise cooperation for multihoming under ARIN polices 2002-3 and 2002-7 for ease of use for the customer??
Maybe they can use this to make up for the loss of the revenue in those high-cost of IP addresses......

Just a few thoughts from a rank amateur....
Jim McBurnett 
Director of Information Technology 
Mid-South Management Company, Inc. 

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