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

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Mon Apr 5 16:09:27 EDT 2004

> To address the questions about the magnitude of private network numbering
> and the process used to number them thus far: 
> The authors of the proposal have first-hand knowledge of 10's of thousands
> of PE-CE subnets that are numbered from globally unique address space.  
> Given the growing popularity of private network interconnection, there are
> perhaps 100's of thousands if not millions of such address assignments
> today.  Also, and again from the author's view point, these assignments were
> made with the full knowledge of and full disclosure to ARIN or its
> representatives within our respective corporations.  The current rules of
> ARIN, though a bit vague on the subject, have been interpreted thus far to
> allow such assignments between private networks. 
> Because the private network connections are quite complex and the networks
> involved are quite large, the private address spaces employed by the various
> agencies are often well populated.  To avoid any conflicting addresses, 
> private network have turned to ARIN for permission to assign registered
> space to the interconnecting networks only between such entities.  This
> proposal seeks to codify in explicit language what has become operative
> practice.

huh?  i thought one of the big promises of 2547[bis] was that it
handled vpns with the same overlapping private space.  now you
want the world to bear the cost?  gimme a break.


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