[ppml] APNIC policy proposal to create a regulated market in IPv4 addresses

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Sat Aug 4 18:23:11 EDT 2007

On 4-aug-2007, at 23:22, Scott Leibrand wrote:

> I don't think anyone expects the default maximum prefix length  
> accepted
> to get longer than /24 any time soon.  The problem I see with prop-050
> is that it bypasses the APNIC minimum allocation length (usually / 
> 20 or
> /21, sometimes /22) and allows allocations to be carved up into /24's
> and sold.  If we see that actually happening, it will be much more
> difficult in the future to appropriately filter deaggregates (/24's,
> /23's, etc.) if the IPv4 routing table grows to the point that  
> networks
> want to do so.

In the RIPE region, I get a /21 when I become a LIR. For the purpose  
of this discussion, assuming something similar in the APNIC region.  
So what if I sell off 4 /24s to different people, use the other 4  
myself and come back for more? Is APNIC going to hold me responsible  
for the use of those /24s that I sold? What if I request a /8 because  
I can sell 65000 /24s?

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