[ppml] ppml 2002-7

Steve Rolapp steve at rovingplanet.com
Fri Feb 14 12:16:10 EST 2003

My apologies to all for not including the subject.

Steve Rolapp

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Rolapp
> Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 10:09 AM
> To: ppml at arin.net
> Subject:
> The issue of a fixed block size bothers me.  I have noted that
> seem to set the lower limit to a /24.  For an organization that does
> provide hosting services to others, that size should be overkill in a
> world that requires organizations to have the core network NATed for a
> sensible security.  If you look at the BGP routing tables, you will
> indeed find /25-/27 out there.  Whether an organization pulls a /24 or
> /27, its out on the net.  Follow the heart of the idea on cidr to this
> also.
> Make the organization multi-home with the rule that their AS and block
> will be revoked if the block is not multihomed for 180 days.
> Organizations can not be assigned more then one block.  Mergers of
> companies that are each assigned a block must relinquish one in 180
> of the completed merger.  Failure to do so voids both blocks and ASs.
> Multihoming is not cheap.  I will get hate mail for this probably but
> the proposed fees are too low.  Make sure that those doing this have
> resources to keep it going and ARIN has the resources to take it away.
> Failure to pay fees in a timely manner are grounds for voiding the
> space.
> The issue here shouldn't be whether to do this but instead how to
> proceed.  This is a needed solution that needs to be implemented.
> Steve Rolapp

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