[arin-ppml] ARIN Multiple Discrete Networks Policy

Richard A Steenbergen ras at e-gerbil.net
Sun Oct 2 17:20:32 EDT 2011

On Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 11:59:16AM -0500, Jimmy Hess wrote:
> The question to the operator should be in that case...  do you have a 
> compelling reason that they are not announced as an aggregate?

Please see my previous email about this, one of the compelling reasons 
listed in the policy specifically addresses why an operator might need 
to not announce it as an aggregate. :)


> Lets consider the example "geographic distance and diversity between 
> networks", which is specifically listed as a compelling reason. The 
> geographic diversity angle seems simple enough, if a network has (for 
> example) a presence in Miami and a presence in Seattle, it could be 
> quite sensible for them to operate these two regions as discrete 
> networks in order to ensure optimal routing. Similarly, it would be 
> quite reasonable to assume that they may need/want diverse transit 
> providers in each region (e.g. buy from someone in Seattle who doesn't 
> have a presence in Miami, and vice versa), which would also require 
> operating as discrete networks.

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