On Thu, Nov 19, 1998 at 02:20:54PM +1300, Don Stokes wrote:
apnic-011 already says that, at least for
addresses allocated in
the NZGate timeframe. I haven't found any other APNIC document
(expired or not) that states APNIC policy toward address ownership.
Assuming we all follow this then -- do we have allow people or users
with small (eg. /26) networks to take them with them should they
decide to move?
Allowing this _without_ any constraints would make fragmentation
Do you have a clause in your service contracts
explicitly what the position is regarding IP numbers you assign to
clients? Most ISPs do (and all should).
No idea... I speak only for myself, not for any company. I don't look
at the legal bits where possible, thats what marketroids and legal
people are for.
Does it matter?
Yes. If someone is allocated address space for which they are not
specifically told whether or not it should be considered portable or
not, and therefore they wish to take the network with them when they
move providers, we could get considerable fragmentation when many
people with small networks do this.
It does if anyone is allocating address space in
new blocks without
explicitly stating the "ownership" of addresses, but for the old
addresses it just means that at worst the routing table space taken
up by old addresses doesn't get any smaller.
I don't follow; surely we have a situation where providers in the
past have carved up a say /20 for clients -- and when a client moves
this /20 might then need to become sixeteen /24 routes (or a /21, a
/22, a /23 and two /24 or whatever).
No. It's still a /20 with a single /24 hole punched in it. If the net
ends up with a policy that only allows prefixes up to /20 on the
backbone then the bozo who moves and won't renumber looses. He may 'own'
the address space but it's no damn use to him.
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