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

Mauritz Lewies mauritz at
Tue Apr 10 07:29:02 UTC 2012


In most (I won't say all as I might miss a specific design scenario) the intention with Anycast would be to advertise the same range from multiple geographic locations. 
Without a PI allocation this is not possible.

So technically this should supersede the minimum /25 requirement (as long as the Anycast design is valid)?


On 07 Apr 2012, at 10:50 AM, Alan Barrett wrote:

> 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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