[ppml] ppml 2002-7

McBurnett, Jim jmcburnett at msmgmt.com
Tue Feb 11 13:00:56 EST 2003

>> If we do allocate /24s, even from existing swamp space, 
>eventually we'll 
>> run out and we'll have to create a new swamp.  It seems to 
>me that this 
>> would be failing to learn from previous mistakes.
>I don't see anything necessarily bad with a new swamp if all of the 
>addresses in it are used to multihome.  It would be silly to 
>assign a /24 
>to someone that only connects to one provider, since you could 
>just give 
>them a /24 from the provider's larger aggregate.  If you quit 
>you return your addresses back to the "multihome swamp".  This 
>would allow 
>providers to filter out the useless /24's (like the /18 being 
>announced as 
>64 /24's, yet allow them to accept somewhat more important small 
>multihoming blocks).

Swamp space.. I have only a vague comprehension of this..
Can someone elaborate for me?


Jim McBurnett 
Director of Information Technology 
Mid-South Management Company, Inc. 

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