[ppml] Proposed policy - Defining Utilization of IPv4 address es
william at elan.net
Fri Feb 20 14:46:43 EST 2004
Just about as effective as ARIN itself is. Meaning if your customers ask
you for more ip space, you check how effectively they utilized existing
allocation. But then again I think everyone is doing this already...
On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, Huff, Mark wrote:
> #4 requires ISP to police there customer base for proper usage of downstream
> Other than stating the requirement to customers in a AUP, how effective can
> a ISP police the use of IP space granted. Once blocks are assigned,
> inquiries to customers for audit of the space would likely go unanswered.
> Mark Huff
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Member Services [mailto:memsvcs at arin.net]
> > Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 6:00 AM
> > To: ppml at arin.net
> > Subject: [ppml] Proposed policy - Defining Utilization of
> > IPv4 addresses
> > ARIN received the following policy proposal. In accordance
> > with the ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process the
> > proposal is being posted to the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List
> > and being placed on ARIN's website.
> > The ARIN Advisory Council will review the proposal and within
> > ten working days may decide to:
> > 1) support the proposal as is,
> > 2) work with the author to clarify, divide or combine one or more
> > policy proposals, or
> > 3) not support the policy proposal.
> > If this proposal is accepted by the Advisory Council or successfully
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> > Meeting. If the proposal is not supported by the AC and the author
> > elects not to petition or the petition fails, then the policy proposal
> > will be considered closed.
> > The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process is available at:
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> > Member Services
> > American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> > ### * ###
> > Policy Proposal Name: Defining Utilization of IPv4 addresses
> > Author: Michael Dillon
> > Author's Organization: Radianz, Inc.
> > Policy term: permanent
> > Policy statement:
> > 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 of ARIN
> > allocations, any IPv4 address range that is assigned or allocated
> > by the ISP 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.
> > 4. The ISP must require the other organization to use their addresses
> > efficiently, in particular by 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.
> > Rationale:
> > 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 the
> > utilization rate of address blocks assigned to end users which would
> > presumably be calculated differently by counting end devices, network
> > and broadcast addresses.
> > Timetable for implementation: 30 days after ratification
william at elan.net
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