[ppml] Incentive to legacy address holders

Leo Vegoda leo.vegoda at icann.org
Thu Jul 12 17:20:32 EDT 2007

On 12 Jul 2007, at 14:10, Scott Leibrand wrote:


> Some splitting is the result of RIR allocation practices, but that  
> may not be apparent just from looking at the announcements.  For  
> example, ARIN gives us about a /17 at a time, and we have to split  
> that up and allocate it, usually as /20's, to our various ASNs.  If  
> we didn't have to do the IPv4 justification thing, we could have a  
> single aggregate (/16 or so) for each ASN.  In IPv6, we'll be able  
> to split our /32 up into one subnet per ASN.

It sounds like you're using the word "practices" as a synonym for  
"policy". Presumably ARIN only allocate /17s if that's what you need  
for the next six months because that's the policy ( the  
community gave them.



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