Re: all this hubbub,
Why do companies in New Zealand apply directly to APNIC for portable
assignments? APNIC have provided for the existence of National Internet
which can allocate portable space. Is there no such beast in New
Zealand? I must assume there is not.
Given the amount of end user organizations who would benefit from
portable /23 and /24 assignments, (organizations who would not
realisticly qualify for a /22 from APNIC) it would make sense for a
National Internet Registry in New Zealand to assign space in a way more
suitable to the local environment.
From: Joe Abley [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, 27 November 2004 5:19 p.m.
To: David Zanetti
Subject: Re: [nznog] Rescue from alligators in the swamp
On 26 Nov 2004, at 16:00, David Zanetti wrote:
On Fri, 26 Nov 2004, Andy Linton wrote:
There's one simple message here. If you want
address space that you
your own, you need to accept that the cost of joining APNIC is part
cost of doing business and get on with applying.
I was looking at doing that for $EMPLOYER, but despite reading up
bits of documentation and calling APNIC with some basic questions, I
the whole process was such a crapshoot I couldn't spend $LARGE on a
we might get portable space.
If you follow the procedure, and understand the policy (which isn't
hard), then there's little or no risk involved. These days you don't
even get your membership application processed before you've been
approved for resources, never mind pay for the membership.
We're not after much, /23 would be plenty, and
we're multihomed, but
discussions with APNIC were very much "won't talk, pay us $LARGE and
think about it", which just isn't acceptable.
If all you can justify is a /23, then you can't get PI addresses at all
unless you're operating critical Internet infrastructure or an exchange
point. A /22 is the minimum assignment, and to get that you have to
demonstrate that you're multi-homed.
I've never met a single member of APNIC staff who weren't approachable
and helpful when asked questions about resource requests (and I've done
more than a few of them, for all kinds of different people).
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