[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-17: Change Utilization Requirements from last-allocation to total-aggregate - revised

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Mon Jul 14 22:24:55 EDT 2014


It is still a non-issue as they're only going to get a 3 month supply,
which pales in comparison to the space they actually have available.
The administrative overhead of making this request is highly

Thanks, Jef

On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 10:44 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Jul 14, 2014, at 9:06 PM, Jeffrey Lyon <jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net>
> wrote:
> It applies to all but is of zero benefit to large orgs with contiguous
> space. This idea that it allows big orgs to horde space is a red herring.
> Jeffrey -
>   For sake of argument, imagine a large ISP which over the course of time
> has
>   ended up with a /8, two /16, and a /14 IPv4 blocks (with the /14 being the
> most
>   recently issued block because of nearly full utilization of all prior
> blocks at the
>   time.)
>   Under present policy, the ISP cannot request address space until they have
>   brought the utilization of the most recently issued block (the /14) up to
> 80%.
>   Under the proposed policy, the ISP is immediately eligible to request
> space,
>   since their aggregate utilization (even with a completely unused /14) is
> going
>   to be very high (potentially as much as 97% due to the fully-used /8
> block.)
>   The proposed policy allows organizations to request space so long as their
>   aggregate utilization is higher than 80%, and this means many existing
>   organization with large IPv4 holdings will suddenly qualify to receive an
>   additional allocation if they choose to request it.  Whether that is
> desirable
>   or not is a matter for the community to decide.
> FYI,
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO

Jeffrey A. Lyon, CISSP-ISSMP
Fellow, Black Lotus Communications
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