[arin-ppml] Bootstrapping new entrants after IPv4 exhaustion
SRyerse at eclipse-networks.com
Mon Nov 25 16:18:13 EST 2013
I'm all for eliminating the definition of what constitutes an end user vs. ISP vs. whatever, as it doesn't really matter unless there is a technical issue involved that ARIN needs to manage. I also agree that it might be easier making smaller steps to fixing these kinds of issues given the dramatic difference of opinion surrounding how blocks should be allocated.
I would point out though that in real life the requirements set out below in Sections 4.2.0, 4.2.1, 4.3.0, and 4.3.1 can all be manipulated and I'm sure that in past real life requests that ARIN has received and allocated, some organizations have done so to get a successful allocation request filled. I don't believe ARIN goes back and checks to see if an organization met their predicated allocations in the timeframe policies require. The requirements based on future usage require us to be able to predict the future and of course none of us really can do that.
I am for what Scott is trying to accomplish. I know it would be a big change in policy but isn't it finally time to jettison the needs tests altogether and just allocate based on rightsizing blocks allocated to the size of the requesting organization and the size of their existing network and existing allocations. Requiring organizations to predict the future and fudge their numbers just to get a block allocated is not what we want to incent organizations to do. Regardless of the original intentions this is just a game organizations are forced to play and why would this community want to force anyone to do that?
Just my two cents.
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From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of David Huberman
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Bootstrapping new entrants after IPv4 exhaustion
> I'm not sure it's all that helpful to ask me to re-justify the entire
> NRPM. That requirement, in a more strict form, is what is present in the NRPM today.
But we can't make policy for policy's sake. ARIN exists to, in part, provide number resources to the operator community who needs them. Section 4 of the NRPPM serves the needs of the network operator community circa 1996, not 2014 and beyond. So how about:
An ISP can obtain an initial allocation of a /24 or larger by demonstrating a need to use at least 25% of the space within 90 days, and at least 50% of the space within one year.
An ISP can obtain an additional allocations by demonstrating 80% or better utilization of existing address space. The additional allocation block size determination uses the criterion in 4.2.0
An end-user can obtain an initial assignment of a /24 or larger by demonstrating a need to use at least 25% of the space within 90 days, and at least 50% of the space within one year.
An end-user can obtain an additional assignment by demonstrating 80% or better utilization of existing address space. The additional assignment block size determination uses the criterion in 4.3.0
Throw in a section on SWIP, keep 4.5 MDN as-is, and presto, you're done with section 4, and you've fixed NRPM 8.3 and you've harmonized the very broken ISP v End-user mechanic.
Doesn't this serve the network operator community in 2014 better than making small changes to walls and walls of text from 1996?
David R Huberman
Senior IT/OPS Program Manager (GFS)
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