Routing your allocation via BGP

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To announce your allocation directly via your Internet Service Provider (ISP) you will need to:

  1. Contact your ISP and ask them if they are willing to agree to announce your AMPRNet allocation in accordance with the terms of the AMPRNet Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Agreement (specifically section 7b).
  2. Provide a WRITTEN copy of your agreement with your ISP to the AMPRNet administrator.
  3. Upon verification of the agreement, the AMPRNet administrator will provide WRITTEN authorization to your ISP allowing them to announce your allocation.

Providers Supporting Customers Bringing IPv4 Blocks

Provider Name URL Region(s) IPv6 Block Add-Ons Info
Aussie Broadband Australia Yes Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) must be Aussie Broadband when you apply for your 44Net Direct Allocation. This ensures your application provides the appropriate contact information, plus you are an established Aussie Broadband client. The recommendation is an Aussie Broadband service with the Static IP Address option. Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Protocol provides the routing of traffic between your network and the Internet. Your address allocation is only propagated to the Internet by Aussie Broadband when your BGP instance has established a session to the Aussie Broadband gateway.

Your application for a Direct Allocation must have been approved before you can submit your BGP application to Aussie Broadband. The BGP application procedure for Aussie Broadband is documented at How to enable Border Gateway Protocol routing. Ignore the comment concerning APNIC as this is irrelevant for 44Net allocations. Currently Aussie Broadband does not charge an establishment fee or any operation costs for BGP sessions i.e. this is a zero cost option for your service. Other Australian ISPs may provide various levels of support for BGP but costs and availability for retail customers are not known.

For the BGP protocol your assigned Private AS Number (ASN) will not be created by Aussie Broadband until they receive your LOA (Legitimacy of Address, sometimes referenced as Letter of Authorization, Letter of Authority, etc.). Forward the LOA with a request for assignment of a BGP private AS Number to the Aussie Broadband Network Operations Team.

For Australians, a now dated version of the 44Net application procedure is covered in the Gippsland Gate Radio and Electronics Club, October 2022 issue, AMPRNET article, Page 12 at

The customer facing and technical support staff for Aussie Broadband retail customers can not resolve BGP related issues. Lodge any problem dockets as a retail customer and if required request the problem be referred to the Network Operations Team.

Aussie Broadband will enable a filter for the transit of traffic within the appropriate address range. The IPv4 Static IP Address option ensures there are no port filters, Carrier NAT, etc. For the Aussie Broadband account they will assign/implement addresses in the form of:

  • IPv6 /64
  • IPv6 /48
  • IPv4 An assigned Public, Static IP Address
  • IPv4 44Net assigned /24
Free Range Cloud Fremont/CA/US, Ashburn/VA/US Yes
Spartan Host Seattle/WA/US, Dallas, TX/US ?
Virtua Cloud Paris/Lille FR, Fremont US ? Requires Net-Block in ARIN IRR (AltDB/RadDB not accepted)
Vultr 16 Worldwide Locations ?