Address space for individuals
Erik-Jan Bos erik-jan.bos at SURFnet.nl
Thu May 19 15:57:16 CEST 1994
Daniel, > > Geert Jan de Groot <GeertJan.deGroot at ripe.net> writes: > > > - If this person only has a few hosts, then it is probably a good idea to > > ask him to renumber once he connects to the Internet. I don't believe > > that renumbering 3 PC's would be that much of a problem. > > 1597 might be useful after all.. > > This sums up my personal opinion. Great, quite along my personal opinion, but we need a consistent approach among all Local IRs. > If they are not going to connect immediately, then let them use private > address space and renumber their 3 hosts later. > > If they are going to connect immediately, let the service provider > registry assign numbers. Sure. > I know of cases where they subnet part of > the SP space. Soon - when we have a classless allocation registry, > this can even be registered. The world, now classless, might have /30s and /29s all over the place. I do not want to think of /32s. This gives us a neat "tool" to make sure that everybody has address space assigned to her or him that fits the needs. Looking into my cristal ball (sorry, I sound like somebody else :-) ), I see a world in which the bakery on the corner of the street has a brand new /28 assigned to his one-man company by a ISP he selected. After a few month the guy making bread discovers there is an ISP for the bakery branch in his city and he wants to switch over to the bakery-ISP. This ISP welcomes his new customer with open arms and announces this /28 to the Internet at large. Remember, this /28 is from the first ISP in this story. Think of what this will do to the efficiency of CIDR... Bottom line of this story is that there needs to be a mechanism in place that forces the bakery to renumber to a CIDR range of his new service provider. For the bakery with a /28 this is not too complex, but what about this large company with a /15? __ Erik-Jan.
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