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[rpd] Anycast allocations and current policy

Jérôme Fleury jerome at
Mon Feb 9 18:58:57 UTC 2015

On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 5:00 AM, Alan Barrett <apb at> wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Feb 2015, Jérôme Fleury wrote:
>> when applying for large anycast blocks as a LIR we've been told that
>> we could only get a /24, by AFPUB-2012-V4-001 policy.
>> I assume this is what you name the normal channels.
>> Do you mean that the Anycast policies apply only if you intend to use
>> a small portion of the /24 ?
>> I'm a bit confused by your reply.
> The purpose of the anycast policy is to allow people who would nomally not
> qualify for a /24 (perhaps because they will be using only 1 address) to
> nevertheless get a /24 of IPv4 address space for use
> with anycast.
> If you need more than a /24, then you should be able to
> apply for it under the normal (non-anycast) IPv4 policy.


Maybe the policy should be re-phrased to emphasize that ?

What are your thoughts ?

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