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Re: ARIN allocating /20 netblocks?
On Sat, May 16, 1998 at 03:07:20PM -0400, Jon Lewis wrote: > On Fri, 15 May 1998, James Rishaw wrote: > > > > ARIN has made a slight change to make it easier for small ISPs to get > > > provider independant netblocks. They will assign a /20 and reserve the > > > adjacent /20, the customer is allowed to announce the entire /19. > > > For further information, please view http://www.arin.net/initial-isp.html > > > > Now, let's `cat post | bullshitfilter.pl` and see what we get: > > > > ARIN has made a slight change to make it easier for them to make more > > money by allowing anyone to register for IPs. They will assign a /20 and > > reserve the adjacent /20... > > That must have been your bullshitify.pl filter. > > The change made it possible for many "small" ISPs to truely multihome. > FDT is one of them. When I found out about "the change", I was about to > renumber FDT into Digex address space, since we did not qualify under the > old rules for an ARIN CIDR block (immediately fill 80% of a /19). The > /20 Digex was going to give us was in filtered space, meaning anyone > filtering BGP like Sprint would not see our advertisements and would only > have reached us through Digex...making our additional T1's to the net > somewhat pointless. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > Jon Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org> | http://noagent.com/?jl1 for cheap > Network Administrator | life insurance over the net. You should not have had the original problem (IMHO of course). Consider, Jon, what happens if you fail to meet the criteria to keep that whole /19 - some time down the road. -- -- Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - Serving Chicagoland and Wisconsin http://www.mcs.net/ | T1's from $600 monthly / All Lines K56Flex/DOV | NEW! Corporate ISDN Prices dropped by up to 50%! Voice: [+1 312 803-MCS1 x219]| EXCLUSIVE NEW FEATURE ON ALL PERSONAL ACCOUNTS Fax: [+1 312 803-4929] | *SPAMBLOCK* Technology now included at no cost