From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Wed 27 Nov 2002 - 20:39:50 GMT
On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 12:13:15PM -0800, Cathy Sarisky wrote:
> PI space?
> all IPs start with 3.14...? :)
good interpretation ...
Provider Independent address space ...
Provider Independent Address Space
Contrary to PA address space, PI address space remains
assigned to its user as long as the criteria for the
original assignment are met independently of the use
of a particular provider's services. Frequently PI
addresses are not even assigned by providers but by
other Internet registries. The apparent advantage of
PI address space is that the user does not have to
reconfigure their hosts and routers if they decide to
leave a particular service provider. However, PI
addresses are expensive to route because no use can be
made of aggregation. All early Internet address space
assignments were provider independent. Many assign-
ments made by ISPs are also formally provider indepen-
dent because they lack the clear prior understanding
between ISP and customer that the assignment will end
with the termination of the service.
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: Paul Sladen <vserver_at_paul.sladen.org>
> Reply-to: vserver_at_solucorp.qc.ca
> Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 20:02:42 +0000 (GMT)
> >On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, Cathy Sarisky wrote:
> >> I'm re-IPing because I'm moving to a different bandwidth provider
> >Hint: PI space. No renumbering problems ever again...!
> > -Paul
> >Nottingham, GB
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