Fw: [ppml] Re: ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-7

Charles Scott cscott at gaslightmedia.com
Tue Oct 8 11:38:50 EDT 2002

While I admit to being more management these days than technical, I'm
curious why there isn't a technical solution to multi-homing with long
prefixes. It would seem that some well placed systems could provide
aggrigation of a number of long prefix attachments and provide routing 
service to those long prefix customers via tunnels. Such a service would 
provide a solution to impact on the global routing tables, offer ultimate 
portability to the small customer who needs to be multihomed but has a 
small IP footprint, and perhaps could provide a revenue stream to whomever 
built it. In fact, haven't I seen such offerings already available?

Chuck Scott
cscott at gaslightmedia.com

On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Adam Rothschild wrote:

> > 3. A multihomed network that runs BGP has to announce its IP space. This
> > means that whether an organization receives its /24 from one of its ISPs or
> > from ARIN, in both cases the /24 will be announce and added to the global
> > routing table. This reasoning should eliminate the excuse of  not assigning
> > /24 because it will increase the global routing table.
> Just because they're announcing it doesn't mean everyone has to listen
> to their announcements.  With provider-issued space, it's less of a
> concern; even if Joe Schmo's /24 advertisements get squashed, the
> assumption is he'll remain globally reachable, by way of a larger
> aggregate his ISP is announcing.

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