[ppml] Policy Proposal: Decreasing Exponential Rationing ofIPv4 IP Addresses

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Wed Aug 22 03:15:40 EDT 2007

> When ARIN provided the allocation to deploy the service, they 
> used the slow start mechanisms. Their response was, we know 
> you are asking for X, but you have no historical data to back 
> that up. Therefore, we were given a percentage of X. Once 
> that is used according to the utilization policies, we could 
> then ask for more. In the end, that allocation only lasted us 
> a month, given the rate the service took off. We had to 
> juggle allocations, and renumber IP space to where it was 
> needed most, to allow the time needed for a history of proven 
> growth to develop, before ARIN would allocate larger blocks 
> of IP space.

There's another killer application of IPv6. Rolling out a new service
without juggling scarce IP addresses, and delaying sales.

--Michael Dillon

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