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[AfriNIC-rpd] Updated Version of the "IPv4 Soft Landing Policy" now Available Online

Leo Vegoda leo.vegoda at
Tue May 3 13:10:40 UTC 2011

Hi James,

You wrote:

> Why would you give someone address space if its not for routing? 
> Giving a /27 to a customer out of your /24 and then recording that 
> in the IRR is fine, but giving someone a /27 in isolation is completely 
> pointless as they will have at least 2 entries in the global table (if not 
> they shouldn't be getting a /27 independently anyway)

In the past I have seen cases where people wanted unique addresses for numbering private networks, VPNs and so on. A /27 (or maybe less, I forget the exact size) was sufficient and so they were happy to have a prefix longer than a /24. IP addresses are for IP networks. Whether you and I will ever communicate with them is not important when the assignment criteria are needs based.


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