Re: Changes to PI Policy?
- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 18:18:35 +0200
Peter Gradwell peter@localhost writes:
You're absolutely right. Many ISPs won't do this because they don't want
to. If we received a request where someone said "my ISP doesn't allow
this" then that would be fine. We just make sure people know about the
At 17:29 17/04/2003 +0200, leo vegoda wrote:
The concept of PI space is definitely not broken. There is a
very real need for organisations, large and small, to be able
to connect to multiple Internet providers
Multi-homing can be done without PI address space.
But only if both providers agree, and both providers will not agree
or cooperate because it causes them to completely bugger their
ISPs thus suggest that $customer gets PI space.
I want to check I understand what you suggest here. Do you mean that the
PA -vs- PI distinction should be removed? i.e. all IPv4 address space
would become portable?
This is obviously much less convenient for the registrant when
changing ISPs. It means that they may feel 'tied' to the ISP whose
address space they use. The setup is likely to be quick(er) and
Absolutely. If an organisation wants to be connected to multiple
upstreams then they presumably want to be provider independent. So,
telling them to poke holes in one ISP's fabric is not going to help.
The solution has to be to look at it from the other perspective and
make everyone provider independent. In the interim, I think we should
just look at stretching out the current address space so it supports
legitimate uses and predicted capacity requirements.