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

Gert Doering gert at
Tue Aug 21 11:26:01 CEST 2012


On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 09:49:31PM +0000, Dave Temkin wrote:
> On 8/20/12 5:47 PM, "Johan Boger" <johan at> wrote:
> >> EUR50 x 1000 is EUR 50,000. Sounds like a pretty good argument to me ;)
> >
> >For an organization like Akamai?  Doubt that's the reason. :-)
> It's not just cost.  It goes against ARIN allocation policy, for one.  

It's most certainly not against ARIN policy to get multiple chunks of
PI space if you have multiple distinct sites.  And ARIN will happily
allocate them in a contiguous block.

(Enough evidence of that in the ARIN stats files, so it must be permitted
by policy)

Gert Doering
        -- NetMaster
have you enabled IPv6 on something today...?

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