[ppml] ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-9

Jim Fleming JimFleming at ameritech.net
Thu Oct 3 08:40:16 EDT 2002

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> Can someone solve this mystery:
> If an organization is getting connections from two or more ISPs
> (Multihomed), the organization will receive am ASN and a /24 IP address from
> one of its ISPs, then, that organization and its ISPs will announce that /24
> to the Internet.
> This will add an entry to the global routing table in the same way as if
> that organization received and announced its /24 IP space from ARIN.
> In the above situation (multihomed network), ARIN's argument of not
> assigning /24 for the reason of an increase in the global routing table does
> not make sense. Whether that organization received its /24 from one of its
> ISPs or from ARIN, in both cases the /24 will be announced and added to the
> global routing table.
> What is the excuse of ARIN not assigning /24 to multihomed networks?

In the old days....
When you announce the /24 to your ISP, that ISP will then combine that with all of
the other small announcements and will then "announce" the aggregate to "the Internet".

In the old days...."the Internet" was viewed (from an ISP point of view) to be....
...."the Big Dogs"....who run the routers with the "Default Free Core...Routing Table"...

Announcements coming and going to those Big Dogs take processing time....memory
to store the results of those announcements is only part of the problem....

Now...a Big Dog would not listen to an announcement....why should they ?
...they will only run with the other Big Dogs and they can tell each other about their
routing plans well in advance....and will then dictate to the Puppies what those plans are...

The entire world reverses, with the Big Dogs running the core network...
....but....one problem.....the Big Dogs can not control all of the Puppies.....
....and no one knows how to herd Cats....

Should we release the C at t ?

Jim Fleming
2002:[IPv4]:000X:03DB:...IPv8 is closer than you think...

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