[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Equitable Distribution of IPv4 Resources before IPv4 Run out

Michael K. Smith - Adhost mksmith at adhost.com
Thu May 22 12:11:21 EDT 2008



> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf
> Of Edward Lewis
> Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 7:24 AM
> To: Member Services
> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Equitable Distribution of IPv4
> Resources before IPv4 Run out
> 
> At 10:36 -0400 5/21/08, Member Services wrote:
> 
> >Policy Proposal Name: Equitable Distribution of IPv4 Resources before
> >IPv4 Run out
> 
> I question why a "needs based" allocation ought to be abandoned
> within ARIN as ARIN's (new) v4 pool is nearing depletion.  I don't
> think it is up to ARIN to play favorites, which is what this policy
> does.  ARIN isn't here to protect the small fry from the big fry or
> to help the big fry get bigger.
> 
> Perhaps we ought to reserve the last /8 only for NAT-PT boxes
> addresses. ;)  But that is as far as I'd go.
> 

In one sense the policy is indeed intended to play favorites, but I prefer to view it as a community service in support of smaller organizations, not as a penalization of the larger organizations.  One could make the argument that the present pricing structure plays favorites to the Extra Large organizations when you factor a cost per-IP, but that would be an argument for another day.  :-)

Regards,

Mike
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