[ppml] /48 vs /32 micro allocations

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Tue Mar 15 11:02:13 EST 2005

-------Original Message-------
> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at delong.com>
> Subject: Re: [ppml] /48 vs /32 micro allocations
> Sent: 14 Mar 2005 23:52:05
>  I can think of at least one...
>  The greater the sparsity of address utilization, the easier
>  it is to hijack portions of the address space.  That, in and of itself,
>  to me seems like a good reason NOT to pursue a sparse allocation policy.
>  Owen
>  --

True, however...  I'm hoping that the IETF rpsec working group is able to come up with a solution to authenticate & authorize BGP announcements.  Having those in place would make hijacking more difficult.


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