On 14 apr 2011, at 13:50, Tore Anderson wrote:
This is address space that's now marked as delegated and removed from
the pile of unused address space for no obvious reason.
I believe they are using those prefixes for research.
and the delegated-extended file, it appears that these prefixes do count
as assigned space like any other assignment. I would assume that when
the research project is over, they will be returned to the free pool and
assigned under the last /8 policy
That is extremely curious. How can they justify taking 4 million addresses for research two days before running out
of regularly allocatable address space? They could have taken that /10 out of the final /8 rather than taking it from
the last scraps of regular space if they really need a /10 for research, which is already dubious in and of itself.
Of course they didn't bother to respond to my request for information about all of this.