[ppml] Last Call for Comment: Policy Proposal 2002-6
david.conrad at nominum.com
Wed Nov 13 18:24:12 EST 2002
As a person responsible for a policy similar to that being discussed at
ARIN, albeit in a different region, let me provide my 2 cents:
On 11/12/02 1:05 PM, "Einar Bohlin" <ebohlin at uu.net> wrote:
> This looks like a blacklisted IP exchange; kind of like a
> dirty needle exchange program.
Not really. It is an attempt to try to clean up allocations made prior to
the understanding of the need to aggregate.
> Does a legacy B and a /24 get you a /15? And no fees
> for this?
My reading of the policy proposed would indicate that yes, if you had
_fully_ used a /16 and had an additional /24, you would be able to request a
/15. I am, however, a bit skeptical that full utilization of a /16 such
that a /24 wouldn't fit is possible.
> Used IPs are not as good as fresh ones.
Interesting assertion. Why do you say this?
> ARIN going to do with the used ones?
Presumably, if enough can be returned, they'll form larger aggregate blocks
which can then be re-allocated.
> Will there be reduced fees for those used IPs?
> Keep in mind that when this is properly abused many of
> these requests will have to turn into transfer requests.
What forms of abuse do you anticipate?
> This is to reduce routes? It looks too easily abused, with
> dubious results.
What is the scarcest resource on the Internet these days?
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