[ppml] Defining Utilization of IPv4 addresses
tme at multicasttech.com
Wed Feb 11 11:57:05 EST 2004
How does this mesh with Policy Proposal 2002-3 ? Especially
question 3 ?
BTW - What is the status of 2002-3 - was this ever put
into practice ?
On Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at 06:38 AM,
Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:
> Yet another policy proposal that will be submitted to ARIN
> in the next few days. Comments?
> 1. When an ISP applies for IPv4 address space, ARIN analyzes the
> utilization rate of any existing IPv4 address blocks allocated
> to the ISP.
> 2. For the purposes of calculating the utilization rate, any IPv4
> address range that is assigned or allocated to another organization
> will be counted as utilized if it meets the following two
> 3. The assigned or allocated address range must be of a size that is
> justified by ARIN policy.
> 4. The ISP must require the other organization to use their addresses
> efficiently using VLSM and CIDR technologies.
> 5. The utilization rate of an address block is calculated as the
> number of utilized addresses divided by the total number of
> addresses in the block.
> Currently, there is no clear definition of utilization in ARIN's IPv4
> policy. The result is that different organizations interpret this in
> different ways. This policy change is an attempt to level the playing
> field so that noone has an unfair competitive advantage due to the
> vagueness of the policy.
> This policy change only provides a clear definition for the utilization
> rate of address blocks allocated by ARIN to ISPs. It does not address
> utilization rate of address blocks assigned to end users which would
> presumably be calculated differently by counting end devices, network
> and broadcast addresses.
> Michael Dillon
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