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Retaining IP Addresses When Changing Carriers

I had a /28 with Global Crossing, now Level 3, that I assigned to my end users. I have since upgraded to a new Level 3 circuit but was told I cannot use my existing /28. They want to issue me a new Level 3 /28. This will create undue work. Is there any solution?

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Probably not, if you are changing ISPs.  Internet addressed blocks are assigned, and generally you cannot transfer subsets of address blocks.

 

If you had your own publicly assigned address block (and AS), that would stay with you, regardless of the ISP(s) you work with.

 

What you might consider is retaining the Global Crossing /28, for a while, allowing a slower migration to the Level 3 /28.

 I second that. I did similar

 I second that. I did similar (parallel) cutover (with same ISP, new link) last year. Leaving the existing link and ip block and moved publicly assigned/advertised IPs at scheduled time. Waited for couple of days to make sure all works well and cancelled the other link.

 

hth

MS

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Probably not, if you are changing ISPs.  Internet addressed blocks are assigned, and generally you cannot transfer subsets of address blocks.

 

If you had your own publicly assigned address block (and AS), that would stay with you, regardless of the ISP(s) you work with.

 

What you might consider is retaining the Global Crossing /28, for a while, allowing a slower migration to the Level 3 /28.

 I second that. I did similar

 I second that. I did similar (parallel) cutover (with same ISP, new link) last year. Leaving the existing link and ip block and moved publicly assigned/advertised IPs at scheduled time. Waited for couple of days to make sure all works well and cancelled the other link.

 

hth

MS

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If you read carefully "I had

If you read carefully "I had a /28 with Global Crossing, now Level 3"  you would realize that Global Crossing was acquired by Level 3 and is now a part of Level 3. So in essence it is making changes within the same ISP.

See this link for some additional detail

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Crossing

 

HTH

 

Rick

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