I like the idealism of this idea, but it is too little, too late and much too many work to save a few bytes on the ip4 routing table. This race is lost, adding more memory to the board or block and remove certain routes will be the solution. My focus shifted already to the future (?) disaggregation of ip6, where we had hit the 32k lately.


On 22 Sep 2016, at 14:37, Ping IP wrote:


One of the goals of RIPE is to aggregate IP addresses. I'd like to suggest
the ability for a LIR and End User to exchange number of blocks of IP
ranges for a greater block.

For example:
LIR/End User has 4 different /22 subnets and LIR/End User can exchange
these subnets for 1 x /20 subnet.

This gives a LIR or End User the possibility to announce larger IP subnets to the Internet. Helping the goal of aggregating the IP addresses on the

According one of the RIPE trainer, this is currently not possible according
the RIPE policy. Because there's no policy to give a LIR/End User this

I'm curious to what you think of this idea.

Best regards,

Ping IP network

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