[ppml] Policy to help the little guys

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Thu Mar 20 08:23:11 EDT 2008

David Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 01:03:31PM -0400, William Herrin wrote:
>>The main problem with PI assignments is the systemic cost of
>>announcing a BGP prefix ( http://bill.herrin.us/network/bgpcost.html
>>). If you look at the things from a different perspective, the problem
>>is the lack of mechanisms by which the 27000 active AS's can recover
>>the BGP cost directly from the folks announcing a prefix.
> Can you explain to me how a PI /24 would be in any way different from
> an otherwise identical PA /24?  

In theory, filtering on RIR boundaries should be much safer if 
multihoming with smaller prefixes was done with PA space.

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