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[ppml] Policy Proposal: SWIP support for smaller than /29 assignments

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Policy Proposal Name: SWIP support for smaller than /29 assignments

Author: Joe Maimon

Proposal Version: 1

Submission Date: Jan 16, 2008

Proposal type: modify

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

4.2.2.1.2.)

"
ISPs must provide reassignment information on the entire previously
allocated block(s) via SWIP or RWHOIS server for /29 or larger blocks.
For blocks smaller

than /29 and for internal space, ISPs should provide utilization data
using the table format described in Section 4.2.3.7.5.
"

Replace with

"
ISPs must provide reassignment information on the entire previously
allocated block(s) via SWIP or RWHOIS server for /29 or larger blocks.
For blocks smaller

than /29 and for internal space, ISPs should provide utilization data
either via SWIP or RWHOIS server or by using the table format described
in Section 4.2.3.7.5.
"

4.2.2.2.1.)

"
Utilization for blocks smaller than /29 can be documented using the
format described in Section 4.2.3.7.5.
"

Replace with

"
Utilization for blocks smaller than /29 can be documented via SWIP or
RWHOIS server or by using the format described in Section 4.2.3.7.5.
"

4.2.3.7.2.)

"
For blocks smaller than /29 and for internal space, ISPs should provide
utilization data using the format described in Section 4.2.3.7.5.
"

Replace with

"
For blocks smaller than /29 and for internal space, ISPs should provide
utilization data via SWIP or RWHOIS server or by using the format
described in Section 4.2.3.7.5.
"

4.2.3.7.5.) Accounting for additional utilization

"
The following format should be used to provide the required information
for utilization of blocks smaller than /29 and for describing internal
networks:
"

Replace with

"
The following format should be used to provide the required information
for utilization of blocks smaller than /29 and for describing internal
networks when either SWIP or RWHOIS server is not used:
"

Rationale:

With increasing frequency of smaller than /29 assignements to customers,
the ability for ISP's to utilize SWIP or RWHOIS as a single
comprehensive source of their utilization data should be supported. To
implement this policy change, ARIN SWIP would need to no longer reject
SWIP templates smaller then /29.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate