Dear Akamai, you got a /32 there not a bunch of /48s - how to break Facebook and annoy lots of users

Marco d'Itri md at Linux.IT
Mon Aug 20 20:25:56 CEST 2012

On Aug 20, Nick Hilliard <nick at> wrote:

> So
> why should Akamai's v6 allocation / assignment policies be different?
Because some people are trying hard to not repeat the same errors which 
are causing the tragedy of the commons of the IPv4 DFZ.

> You mean, get 800 separate separate PI assignments from the RIRs?  What
> problem is that going to solve other than annoying the LIRs?  Would you be
> happier if Akamai announced 800 /32s instead?
In both cases yes, because such cases do not require me to whitelist 
Akamai in my border prefix filters (which would not scale).


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