[ppml] Proposed policy - Defining Utilization of IPv4 addresses
cscott at gaslightmedia.com
Thu Feb 19 12:50:46 EST 2004
This would seem to be a necessary and well constructed policy. The only
glitch I see in it is the use of "utilized addresses" in "5". Since we're
talkng about addresses that are assigned or allocated to a customer as
fully utilized for the purpose of this policy, "5" could be changed to say
it more clearly.
5. The utilization rate of an address block is calculated as the
number of addresses assigned or allocated out of that address
block divided by the total number of addresses in the block.
Other than that, I think I like it.
On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Member Services wrote:
> 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.
> 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
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