[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-16: Section 4.10 Austerity Policy Update

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Tue May 27 16:30:44 EDT 2014

It happens ARIN's allocation was a contiguous /11, some of other RIR's 
got contiguous /11s as well and others got a mishmash of space 
equivalent to a /11.  We can do with as we see fit with it, per policy.

If it says in the free pool, I expect it will be used whole or split 
into fragments as needed need to fulfill requests.  According to the 
inventory details, see link below, there are currently two /10s and two 
/11s. I presume the /11 just received from IANA is one of the two /11s.

So, it might go as a /11 or it may be split up, its just a question of 
what requests come when.

On 5/27/14, 14:48 , Mike Burns wrote:
> If this proposal is implemented, blocks recovered from IANA would be
> distributed in sizes no larger than /22.
> Does anybody know if the /11 just received has to stay at that size in
> inventory, or can it also be broken down?
> I would be more likely to support this proposal if the recent IANA /11
> can not be split if it stays in the general pool, but would be split if
> it goes into the 4.10 pool.
> -----Original Message----- From: David Farmer
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:48 PM
> To: andrew.dul at quark.net ; arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-16: Section 4.10
> Austerity Policy Update
> +1 to everything below.
> However in addition to the currently reserved /10, I would like to
> suggest we also designate any allocations from the IANA recovered IPv4
> pool defined in section 10.5, including the /11 just received as
> reserved for use by this Austerity Policy as well.
> If the community wants to do this it would be good to get a clear
> consensus from the community ASAP.  So, if necessary the Board could
> take actions necessary to ensure events don't overtake such a change.
> Thanks.
> On 5/27/14, 10:31 , Andrew Dul wrote:
>> As the primary author of this draft policy, I support the policy.
>> This draft policy replaces the current section 4.10 "transition
>> technology" allocations with a more generic "austerity policy" which
>> more closely aligns with other RIR's austerity policies.
>> This policy does the following:
>> 1. Changes the requirements to be non-technology IPv6 specific, which
>> allows for a broader group of organizations to qualify for IPv4 address
>> space under this section.
>> 2. Increases the block size to a maximum /22
>> 3. Uses sparse allocation and permits an organization to possibly grow
>> their allocation up to a /22, if they don't qualify for the full block
>> on their initial allocation.
>> 4. Places additional IANA reclaimed blocks into this pool for allocation.
>> 5. Limits the number of blocks per organization to one; this directly
>> mirrors other successful RIR austerity policies.
>> I believe this policy along with recommended draft policy "ARIN-2014-13:
>> Reduce All Minimum Allocation/Assignment Units to /24" solve many of the
>> immediate IPv4 policy issues that ARIN will face after the free pool is
>> depleted.  Therefore, I recommend this policy be moved forward as
>> quickly as possible.
>> I and the AC welcome your comments on this draft.

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