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

Brandon Butterworth brandon at
Tue Aug 21 12:11:57 CEST 2012

> Don't confuse allocations with assignments.

I'm not

> If that is not desirable, for some reason or another, the provider could
> instead obtain a direct assignment (PI) from the NCC. They would not
> have a second /32 allocation, but they would instead have a separate /48
> assignment for their enterprise infrastructure. There would therefore be
> no need to deaggregate the /32.

Not having picked up on mutliple /48 allocation in one request
possibility, as was suggested Akamai do, that hadn't been considered.

RIPE didn't suggest applying for PI instead and this was before the
everythings a /48 change when a /32 was desired for the potential
deagg protection filtering others may do. It was after the proposal
to increase the min allocation so if they're happy to allocate a /29
it didn't seem unreasoanble, as an early adopter who got a /32,
to ask for another.

No matter, now we have /48 everwhere deagg will fix it.


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