[arin-ppml] early experimenter /32 catch-22

Andrew Dul - andrew.dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Thu Oct 7 16:23:11 EDT 2010

Quite a few of the /32s which were allocated to ISPs were not done with a
sparse allocation model.


On Thu, 7 Oct 2010 15:51:57 -0400, Gary Giesen <ggiesen at akn.ca> wrote:
> I'm hoping that with sparse allocation ARIN would just be able to grow
> their existing block.
> GG
> On 10-10-07 3:47 PM, "Christopher Morrow" <christopher.morrow at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Andrew Dul - andrew.dul
>><andrew.dul at quark.net> wrote:
>>> We told people to go out and get a /32 to get some experience with
>>> so a lot of people went out and were allocated /32s.  Now that we are
>>> actually getting ready to deploy production networks a number of the
>>> providers need to get larger blocks to address their networks even
>>> they haven't used up their current /32.
>>or another allocation for a distinct routing domain
>>or another allocation for a new technology deployment
>>or ...
>>> Seems like we need a simple policy that will either allow an ISP to
>>> the /32 in exchange for a larger block or get an additional larger
>>> that they can renumber into.
>>yes, to the second part. (I think)
>>> This "production" block should be justified based upon current
>>> count, an expected growth rate over the next 5-10 years, and the
>>> network topology assuming some regional aggregation for large
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