[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-167 Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed May 2 22:43:50 EDT 2012

On May 1, 2012, at 9:39 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:

> On May 1, 2012, at 3:35 PM, Bill Darte wrote:
>> Are you for, or against the proposal?
> I'm of deeply mixed opinion. I definitely understand the routing table slots issue. But I suspect it has less meaning now than it did before, due to everyone having to get much bigger tables in the last few years anyway. And there simply won't be *that* many /24s that acquire another /24.  Before I consider that a threat, I'd like to see someone do the math real quick on how many /24s are there, and if every one of them got another /24 (if that is possible in the current free pool) what the table growth would be.
> I absolutely don't feel that "pain of renumbering" is now, nor should ever dictate policy.  I don't think we should renumber without reason, but hell we all re-arrange when we move to a bigger house ;-)

Indeed, I think that moving to a bigger house is a much better analogy for the effort involved than a trip to the grocery store.

Gorcery store: Unpleasant and I try to stall on it as long as I can, but, seems to happen at least once every other week anyway.

Moving: Always hated it. Always thought it was a pain. Moved about once a year from 1984-1993 and hated it each and every time. Haven't moved since 1993 and fully expect to be in my current home until I leave feet first. In the grand scheme of housing, I'd say my current home is /24-ish (1300 sq. feet). More space would be useful, but, I don't really need it and it isn't worth the effort entailed in moving. Would I buy the house next door if it became available and expand into it? Maybe if the price was right and I felt I needed the additional space.

Since prefix next door and some other prefix are roughly equivalent except for the table implications,  the equivalent of buying an additional house seems to make more sense to me than buying a larger house and moving everything into the one new house.


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