[ppml] Defining Utilization of IPv4 addresses
owen at delong.com
Wed Feb 11 17:10:27 EST 2004
I view them as compatible because they are unrelated. Nothing in the
proposal to define utilization affects 2002-3 because 2002-3 does not
depend on utilization as a criteria.
However, in other policies where utilization is a criteria, the definition
below is a proposal which could normalize how that is applied. I am not
if it is the correct proposal, but, I agree that it is a good idea for
there to be a consistent definition of utilization. I am not sure if that
definition should be a policy proposal or if it should be something set by
the AC and ARIN Staff and documented as an adjunct to the policy.
However, I don't think 2002-3 is a reason not to proceed on this. I
them completely separate and unrelated issues.
--On Wednesday, February 11, 2004 12:24 -0500 Marshall Eubanks
<tme at multicasttech.com> wrote:
> That is my point :
> On Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at 12:01 PM, Michael.Dillon at radianz.com
>>> 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
>> 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
>> --Michael Dillon
> Marshall Eubanks
> T.M. Eubanks
> e-mail : marshall.eubanks at telesuite.com
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