[ppml] Current Info - Policy Proposal 2002-3: Micro-Assignments for Mult ihomed Networks

william at elan.net william at elan.net
Fri Aug 22 10:12:09 EDT 2003

This proposal is similar enough to 2002-3 and in fact this it is very 
encoraging considering it is coming from AC and they even put provisions 
for futher reductions. If we could have the exact timeframe as far as 
when reductions of minimum size are evaluated (i.e. as part of main code 
to say "the minimum assignment size will be reavaluated every year" it 
would be even better. 

On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Bill Darte wrote:

> Hello All,
> The following verbiage and procedure discussion is in play within the ARIN
> AC. Please review and make comments as you see fit.
> This proposal (or something following from it) will be presented for
> discussion at the Chicago Public Policy Meeting.
> *******************************
> If an end-user is not multi-homed, the minimum justified block of IP 
> address space assigned by ARIN is a /20. If assignments smaller than /20 
> are needed, end-users should contact their upstream provider.
> If an end-user is multi-homed, and has an ARIN assigned ASN, 
> the minimum justified block of IP address space assigned by ARIN is a /22.
> Such
> assignment will be made from a reserve block for this purpose.  If
> multi-homed
> assignments smaller than a /22 are needed, end users should contact their
> upstream provider.
> ******************************
> It has further been argued that should this policy (or something following
> from it)
> be endorsed at the meeting, then an assessment of the impact of this
> policy's
> implementation by # of requests and route table impact for 2 consecutive 6
> mos. periods.  If the impact is not believed to be problematic, then a
> proposal should be made to lower the minimum to /23 with the same
> assessment. 
> Given no problems for /23 then a proposal for /24 as a minimum would be
> made.
> Also, an assessment of the number of allocations
> that are still multihomed after 12 months should be made 
> to determine whether there is any change in status of these end nets.
> Bill Darte
> ARIN Advisory Council 

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