[ppml] Fwd: Keeping in reserve
Iljitsch van Beijnum
iljitsch at muada.com
Thu Oct 5 16:40:36 EDT 2006
On 5-okt-2006, at 21:46, Thomas Narten wrote:
>> Is there any reason PI /48s shouldn't be allocated with the bisection
>> method, thus removing the need to reserve space?
> I too, have the same question.
See my earlier message.
> I think it is short-sighted to assume
> that every end site will find a /48 to be enough space. Maybe most
> will. But there is no reason to lock that in today if not really
> necessary. So, better to allocate using sparse allocation. Keep our
> options open.
So what is the downside of simply giving out an additional, non-
growable prefix when a /48 isn't enough?
Or just give out the space that would have been reserved immediately,
i.e., give out /44s instead of /48s?
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