[ppml] New Alternative Text... was: version thought

Glenn Wiltse iggy at merit.edu
Wed Feb 15 11:31:50 EST 2006

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006, Owen DeLong wrote:

> While I still prefer the wording in 2005-1, I can also accept this
> as a viable alternative.  I think 1024 is, however, the largest
> viable threshold.  Any larger number of unique IPs required seems
> arbitrary and capricious to me.

   Glad you found it a acceptable alternititave. I think it will
be good if we have some options available when it comes time to
meet in Canada.

   The big things I like about my proposal vs. the current 2005-1 text.

My text allows for large organizations a clear way to get more
space then a very small site could get. This is the part I thought
would have been totaly left up to ARIN staff to deal with if the
current 2005-1 text should get aproved. To do this required not
using the term 'end site', and defining what it would take to
get more then a single /48 address block.

  The use of actual numbers of unique addresses, rather then
refering to IPv4 policy... The numbers I used are the exact
numbers that would be used today, if a organization was to
apply for IPv4 space... I agree that these are basicly arbitrary
but it seems the only alternititive would be to say 'anyone'
who wants PI space can have it of they are willing to pay for

   I've re-worded the text I submited previously. None of the
basic concepts were changed, however I belive this text is
more clear on a few points... Perticularly with regard to
single-site end-user subsequent requests for space. (
in this version).

  I know it's too late to submit a formal policy proposal at this
point, but I would like it if this could at least be used as
an alternative text/wording to the current offical 2005-1 text
if we can not achive concensus on that offical policy proposal text.

Here is a new 'grammaticality' improved  version of my suggested

Glenn Wiltse

(alternative to the current 2005-1 proposal)

6.5.8. Direct ARIN assignments to end-user organizations To qualify for a direct ARIN assignment, a
   organization must:

   a) not be an IPv6 LIR/ISP; and
   b) have a need for at least 1024 unique addresses if they
      are multihomed, or 2048 if not multihomed. initial assignment size to end-user organizations.

    a) If a qualifying organization has no plans to have more
       then one physical site, they shall be given a single /48.
       This will be referred to as a single-site end-user

    b) Qualifying organizations with plans for more then one
       physical site, shall be assigned a minimum /44 address
       block. Sites with only one current physical site, must
       provide documentation of their plans to obtain additional
       sites. The standard size initial assignment shall be three
       times the number of sites they currently have or the
       minimum sized block, which ever is larger. If they desire
       more then the standard initial assignment, they must
       provide details about their plans to obtain additional
       sites that would justify a larger assignment.  Subsequent Assignments.

    a) Single-site end-user organizations will not be eligible
       for any additional assignments from ARIN unless
       organization has acquired or has plans to acquire
       additional physical sites.  The organization would then
       be eligible for a initial assignment as a multi-site
       end-user organization.  The organization would be required
       to return the /48 they had received as a single-site
       end-user within one year of obtaining space as a multi-site

    b) Requests for additional ARIN assigned space to a
       multi-site end-user organization must be accompanied by
       evidence that their internal use of /48s per site has
       exceeded the standard IPv6 HD ratio requirements. Upon
       such a documented request the multi-site end-user
       organization will immediately be eligible to obtain an
       additional assignment that results in doubling of the
       address space assigned to it. Where possible the assignment
       will from an adjacent address block, meaning that it's
       existing assignment is extended by one bit to the left.


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