[hostmaster-staff] Re: MIR proposal / reservation revisited?
Michael van Elst mlelstv at xlink.net
Wed Oct 3 12:31:40 CEST 2001
On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 10:45:19AM +0200, Berislav Todorovic wrote: Hi Beri, > Very simple. If you need 16 x /20 in order to cover your business needs > in multiple countries or multiple regions/cities within a country - you > have two choices: > > * To open one LIR and get the initial /20. > > On the other hand, if you can get a contiguous /16 immediately So that's what it boils down to. Getting a /16 immediately vs getting a /20 immediately. Is that really the problem for the big old ISPs where I hear the complaints from ? I believe that all the legacy PI assignments are much more of a problem for aggregation. If you think about new growing ISPs then its more a question of allocation policy on the side of RIPE NCC than of introducing a new hierarchy of registries. Spreading allocations to allow for future aggregation helps for all allocations, not just the "multi-regional" ones. > The only alternative to this approach is opening separate LIRs for > separate countries and cities, getting separate allocations for each > other, which is an administrative nightmare, while the allocations > won't be able to get aggregated! I doubt that multiple LIRs handling the multiple regions is an administrative nightmare. It's a problem when the LIRs compete somehow, but why should they within a single organization ? -- i.A. Michael van Elst / phone: +49 721 9652 330 Xlink - Network Information Centre \/ fax: +49 721 9652 349 Emmy-Noether-Strasse 9 /\ link http://nic.xlink.net/ D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany /_______ email: hostmaster at xlink.net [ KPNQwest Germany GmbH, Sitz Karlsruhe ] [ Amtsgericht Karlsruhe HRB 8161, Geschaeftsfuehrer: Michael Mueller-Berg ]
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