[ppml] ppml 2002-7

Trevor Paquette Trevor.Paquette at TeraGo.ca
Fri Feb 14 10:32:49 EST 2003

> We deal with a number of clients who have decided to 
> multi-home -- mainly
> for redundancy. A number of enterprise managers have expressed
> concerns about the stability of some providers, and thus want 
> to announce
> their own blocks. I would rather see them given a /24 or /23; 
> otherwise,
> it is likely they will try to pump their numbers for a /22. 
> This just wastes
> addresses.

And what about the on-going viability of all the companies with their own Class C????  What makes people think they so much more stable then the provider? What happens to the IP space that they have been allocated when they go under?

We need to learn from the existing telephone companies.. they have been doing this for YEARS and have way more experience then we do; assigning numbers, dealing with renumbering issues etc.. that is.

Do you think that the phone companies would allow for everyone to have their own phone number and be able to take it with them should they move? No.. thought not. Why is that? Think about for a bit.

Maybe instead of looking for the 'quick' fix (allow companies their own /24), we should be looking at the 'right' fix (how can we make renumbering a snap).

By making renumbering a very easy process, you actually will create a benefit that is more usable to more people then allowing a wholesale 'open season' on getting IP space.

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