On Wed, Oct 14, 1998 at 04:58:39PM +1300, Craig Anderson wrote:
But if they have a /24 they don't have to.
If everyone who has been allocated /24 network by their provider
moved somewhere else - then the routing tables for NZ would be
considerable larger and more difficult to manage.
What this group is attempting to do is impose costs on
users only if they try to move ISPs.
I suspect that is the last thing that people intend to do, they
merely want to allow migration of networks in a reasonable way,
without creating considerable administrative overhead because of lots
of little routes everywhere.
It's a great way to lock up your clients.
The best way to do this would be to say, "You must renumber
immediately, which I don't think anyone here is advocating"
There is no technical reason to make users renumber
when they move
Yes there is... keeping routing tables as small as possible make them
easier to manage.
Importantly, the current proposal is not workable.
client whose renumbering exercise is expensive will likely seek an
injuction against any provider attempting to enforce these ideas.
Hence `resonable terms', for example, giving someone three months to
/renumber a 22 network isn't unacceptable is it?
Do people, when they move house, get pissed at telecom that they
can't alway take their phone number with them? Is telecom being
Do NZ post offer to redirect you mail for extended periods of time
By opening the door with an N month grace period you
showing everyone that it's technically possible but that you don't
want to do it for commercial reasons.
An N month period allows us to make sure only a small percentage of
small networks are in the routing tables...
How about we just agree to ask clients with NZGATE
renumber on moves (we have a form/statement we all agree to give
them), but eliminate any requirement to renumber)?
I don't think anyone can absoultely _require_ anything, but trying to
encourage acceptable policies surely isn't a bad thing?
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