[arin-ppml] Utilization policy is not aggregate

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Fri Nov 16 19:27:16 EST 2012

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/15/12, Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Not necessarily opposed, but one reason for the existing language is: if you
>> are at 90% of a /16, and your 3 month need is only for a /20, then you would
>> still be at >80% immediately after getting your /20, without using a bit of
> exactly....  and It would not be favorable to have a measure of
> utilization that allowed an organization to fail to efficiently
> utilize  each of the allocations they obtain, before requesting
> another.
> It's essentially like saying  "You used your previous allocation _SO_
> efficiently, that we will give you a bonus,  and  let you not use the
> next allocation so efficiently, and still obtain more resources."
> Instead it should just be  "lesson learned"  for the applicant;  if
> you ever actually exceed 80% utilization, stop allocating from that
> block, start allocating from the new one, and there is no need to
> change policy.
> (Except to increase the utilization requirement to a higher value);
> E.g.  80%  utilization on the preceding allocation,  and 99%
> utilization on  allocations that preceded it..
> The applicant who got the larger allocation and achieved the same
> overall percentage of utilization,  had to meet a larger need
> requirement to obtain that allocation.    And they also had to
> allocate more number resources after actually obtaining the
> allocation, to be allocated the next one.
>> Scott
> --
> -JH


At the risk of getting off on a tangent, the only reason we ended up
with 2 x /21 vs. 1 x /20 is that we have been extremely stingy with IP
space where our competitors have been handing them out like candy. At
one point we were charging $30/mo, per IP in order to conserve space.
We were able to survive on a single /21 for 4 years as a result. One
of our competitors who does not follow the same best practices has an
aggregate /16 or so.

The lesson i've learned is that wasteful companies receive
preferential treatment under current policies.

Jeffrey A. Lyon, CISSP
President, Black Lotus Communications
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