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a truly radical proposal
From: "Edward B. DREGER" <eddy+public+spam () noc everquick net>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 18:05:50 +0000 (GMT)
RIRs refuse to grant ASNs to dual-homed leaves. Transit providers
_must_ cooperate with each other. Hopefully they coalesce joint ASNs
and space responsibly before sending such merrily along to the global
Voici, non-portable ASNs and "minimum height to ride" requirements for a
portable, personal ASN. This really isn't much more restrictive than
today's policies, and changing an ASN is easy for small leaves.
The biggest pitfall I see:
Imagine having to renumber when _any_ upstream changes. I propose that
this is reasonable for > /24, where such is the status quo. For <= /24
non-PI space, one could use non-coop space from a specific upstream --
again, the status quo.
On a related note:
Someone pointed out off-list that the "coop ASN" approach requires
creating a new ASN when one changes providers. Yes, but this still uses
no more ASNs (unused ones are returned, right?) than if each leaf
registered its own portable ASN.
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- a truly radical proposal Edward B. DREGER (Feb 15)