[arin-ppml] Multi-homing justification removed?

Richard J. Letts rjletts at uw.edu
Wed Nov 19 13:23:49 EST 2014


I believe the intent was there.

orgs that have a justifiable/provable need for a /24 were been restricted by their current/lone provider being unwilling to give them enough address space. Not everyone has the ability to change providers, and if you can't change providers then you certainly would not be able to multihome..

Richard Letts


From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Steve King
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:47 AM
To: arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: [arin-ppml] Multi-homing justification removed?

The changes implemented in ARIN-2014-13, specifically the removal of 4.3.2.2, appear to have removed the multi-homing justification for a /24 for end users.  Previously, the need to multi-home, and proof of contracts with multiple upstream providers, was sufficient to justify a /24 to participate in BGP.

For reassignments from ISPs, the language remains in 4.2.3.6.  Users can justify a /24 via a requirement to multi-home rather than utilization rate.  However this revision appears to leave utilization rate as the only criterion for direct end-user assignments.

Was this the intent or possibly an overlooked side effect of the change?



Steve King
ICON Aircraft

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