[ppml] Defining Utilization of IPv4 addresses

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Wed Feb 11 12:24:33 EST 2004

That is my point :

On Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at 12:01 PM, 
Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:

>> How does this mesh with Policy Proposal 2002-3 ? Especially
>> question 3 ?
> 2002-3 was adopted and it says nothing about utilization.
> This is the text of 2002-3:
>    Multi-homed organizations may justify and obtain a block
>    of address space with prefix length extending to /22
>    directly from ARIN. When prefixes are longer than /20,
>    these micro-allocations or micro-assignments will be from
>    a reserved block for that purpose.

The whole point of this was that it was _not_ justified by
utilization, but by "multi-homed-ness". I do not regard 2002-3 as
compatible with

> 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 
> conditions.
> 3. The assigned or allocated address range must be of a size that is
>    justified by ARIN policy.

> Nevertheless, we still need a publicly agreed definition
> of "utilized" and an agreed way to calculate utilization
> rates.
> --Michael Dillon
                                  Marshall Eubanks

T.M. Eubanks
e-mail : marshall.eubanks at telesuite.com

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