[ppml] Policy Proposal 2004-3: Global Addresses for Private Network Inter-Connectivity

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Apr 1 17:19:05 EST 2004

Where in the RFC does it say you get to make that determination and not
the registry staff?  Either I missed it, or, you're applying assumptions
to the interpretation of 2050 that I can't guarantee will hold up when
the rubber hits the road.


--On Thursday, April 1, 2004 15:06 +0100 Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:

>>> a)  the organization has no intention of connecting to
>>>     the Internet-either now or in the future-but it still
>>>     requires a globally unique IP address.  The organization
>>>     should consider using reserved addresses from RFC1918.
>>>     If it is determined this is not possible, they can be
>                                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>>     issued unique (if not Internet routable) IP addresses.
>>> It does not mandate following RFC 1918
>> well, that "is not possible" is pretty strong.
> Hmmm... well let's say I sat down with my boss to discuss
> the use of RFC 1918 addresses and he said to me, "It's not
> possible to use RFC 1918 addresses because we have promised
> our customers that we will use globally registered addresses".
> Seems to me that I have now determined that the use of
> RFC 1918 addresses is not possible and I am in full
> compliance with RFC 2050. Of course we would all hope that
> there was some technical basis for the impossibility criterion
> but the RFC doesn't go that far.
> However, the examples that are in the rationale for the
> proposed policy do contain good technical justification,
> for instance, connecting together a large number of
> existing private E911 networks over a large geographic
> area. Unique addresses are needed to maintain universal
> routability in such an interconnect infrastructure.
> --Michael Dillon

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