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[AfriNIC-rpd] AFPUB-2006-GEN-001 and Anycast

Alan Barrett apb at
Sat Apr 7 08:50:33 UTC 2012

On Tue, 27 Mar 2012, Mauritz Lewies wrote:
> Lets assume that the technical values and requirements for 
> Anycast is valid..
> The current requirements for a minimum ipv4 allocation of /24 is 
> that the requester can prove that they will be able to utilise 
> a minimum of /25. This is to encourage end users to rather use 
> space allocated by their ISPs.

OK, I think I am starting to get it.

The actual desire seems to be for a small block of IPv4 PI space 
for people who have a good reason, but whose usage is so small 
that they do not meet the existing criteria for allocation of a 
/24 of IPv4 PI space.

It comes down to "what's a good reason?"  Perhaps the desire 
of the anycast service to announce the same address space from 
multiple geographical locations counts as a better reason than the 
desire of the small business to announce the same address space to 
multiple upstream ISPs from the same geographical location.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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