[ppml] Policy Proposal: Decreasing Exponential Rationing of IPv4 IP Addresses - AC did not accept
dean at av8.com
Tue Aug 28 17:54:34 EDT 2007
I'll rewrite the proposal as a change to the policy manual, and resubmit
On Tue, 28 Aug 2007, Member Services wrote:
> On 23 August 2007, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) concluded its review
> of the proposed policy 'Decreasing Exponential Rationing of IPv4 IP
> Addresses' and did not accept it as a formal policy proposal. The AC did
> not accept the proposal because it presents an approach, rather than
> defines a policy. There are no details around how or where it adds to,
> or alters, the current version of the NRPM.
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> > ## * ##
> > Policy Proposal Name: Decreasing Exponential Rationing of IPv4 IP Addresses
> > Author: Dean Anderson
> > Proposal Version: 1
> > Submission Date: 8/18/07
> > Proposal type: new
> > Policy term: renewable
> > Policy statement:
> > ARIN will ration the remaining available IP Address Space according to a
> > decreasing exponential function in the family of e^(-x), where the
> > ultimate function and factors are chosen to ensure that the remaining IP
> > address space lasts for at least 10 years.
> > This function will be used to limit the IP Address space allocations.
> > If IP Address Space becomes available (e.g. via return), the ration can
> > be recalculated. However, Ration calculations will not be based on
> > projected or anticipated returns. Contested IP Address Space will also
> > be excluded from the amount of available Address Space for ration
> > calculations.
> > Rationale:
> > Two reports[1,2] project that IP Addresses will be exhausted around
> > March 2010.
> > * Both reports agree that if IP Addresses continue to delegated at the
> > present rates, we will run out of space in March 2010.
> > * Everyone seems to agree that depletion will be a very bad event.
> > * It is therefore imperative to begin rationing to slow down the rate of
> > new delegations to conserve the available address space.
> > * It is necessary to do this now. One can't start rationing after the
> > resources run out.
> > Sudden IPv4 IP Address Exhaustion is expected to cause sudden disruption
> > and discontinuity in business operations and planning. As with other
> > limited resources, the mere anticipation of exhaustion will lead to
> > hoarding and other behaviors that increase the harm of a sudden exhaustion.
> > Rationing on a decreasing exponential will essentially prevent total
> > exhaustion and will gradually decrease the rate of IP Address delegation
> > so to alleviate the harms of a sudden stop in IP Address delegation.
> > Prevention of IPv4 IP Address Exhaustion will help ensure a smooth
> > transition to IPV6.
> > Rationing helps ensures that IP Address space remains available to
> > future needs.
> >  http://www.potaroo.net/tools/ipv4/index.html
> >  http://www.tndh.net/~tony/ietf/ipv4-pool-combined-view.pdf
> > Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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