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Re: APNIC returning 223/8 to IANA
On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, Andy Dills wrote: > Somebody has to deal with the issue of breaking the pretty aggregation due > to the /24 at the end. Why does APNIC feel it shouldn't be them that must > deal with this small problem? That region of the net certainly causes its > share of problems. ARIN has dealt with the issue of RESERVED blocks within /8 allocations for years (and InterNIC, SRI-NIC, etc for a decade?). I guess 223/8 could be allocated to ARIN instead, if APNIC can't fix their database software to handle special use allocations. Or IETF could reserve the entire 223/8 for future special use allocations instead of the current practice of using whatever space was next in the queue when a new special use request is made. Otherwise, some RIR will have to deal with future RESERVATIONS within a /8 eventually. It seems a bit wasteful to reserve an entire /8 just because RIR's can't deal with RESERVED allocations, but I don't run an RIR so I don't know the capabilities of the database tracking systems.