[arin-ppml] 4.4 Micro Allocations and IXP requirements

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 19:36:17 EST 2014

On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 6:11 PM, Aaron <aaron at wholesaleinternet.net> wrote:

>  When I got my IXP allocation I was told that I couldn't host any
> infrastructure on it -  web sites, monitoring boxes, mail servers and that
> it was only to be given out to exchange members.  I use other IP space to
> host the exchange's web, mail and monitoring services.

Wasn't even thinking about all that.

> It seems like a pretty poor way to "game the system" and get IP space
> since it's a /24 and the initial scrutiny is pretty tough.

It's worthwhile to be specific. Allocating a /24 for two networks to meet
is wholly un-necessary. Three is an entirely different story. If someone
can't get three networks to demonstrate they want to interconnect across a
switch....Not really raising the bar, just insuring we aren't being


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