ARIN-PPML Message

[ppml] alternative to 2005-1

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Andrew Dul <andrew.dul at quark.net>
>  Subject: Re: [ppml] alternative to 2005-1
>  Sent: 09 Feb '06 12:35
>  
>  >  -------Original Message-------
>  >  From: Thomas Narten <narten at us.ibm.com>
>  >  
>  >  Heck, even if we set a threshold of /16, we'd be saying "anyone who
>  >  can justify a class B assignment". I suspect that the number of end
>  >  sites meeting that criteria is pretty large.
>  >  
>  >  I'd feel a lot more comfortable picking a threshold if I had a rough
>  >  idea of how many entities we're talking about who would qualify. Given
>  >  the above, even /19 sounds too low.
>  >  
>  
>  The proposed policy as written requires an org who requests an allocation to be an 
> ARIN member for at least 1 year.   According to ARIN's website there are currently 
> 2371 members.  As a worst case under this policy only ~2k PI blocks > could be
>  issued in the next 12 months.  That seems like a pretty slow start to me.

My understanding of the membership standings appear not be correct.  Only ISP/LIR IPv4 subscribers automatically become ARIN members.  My understanding was that all direct assignment holders automatically became members.  I can drop this requirement from the proposed policy.

Andrew