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[policy-wg] Policy proposal: IPv4 allocation to End Users
alan at futureperfect.co.za
Tue Apr 26 08:53:10 UTC 2005
On 26 Apr 2005, at 01:50, Bill Woodcock wrote:
> The approach we've been talking about in ARIN is to find a reasonable
> "cap" number. That is, to begin with a liberal policy (like /24
> allocation) but only up to a certain number of allocations (like 250 or
> 500 of them) which is not enough, even if replicated in other regions,
> cause routers to fall over in great numbers. This would have the
> of creating another, African-specific, "swamp" of /24s. They would be
> filtered out of the routing table by some people, which would make them
> less valuable than larger allocations, but they might meet some
> needs, and they wouldn't become a big problem. Moreover, by being
> up-front, you might find that you address a strong need of a small
> of organizations, without creating any difficulty for anyone else. For
> instance, you might allocate a block of 512 /24s, and get a "run" on
> initially, allocating 100 in the first few months, and then five years
> later, you might find that you'd only allocated another 100... No
> problem, it takes care of those who need it, without creating any big
> issue for anyone else.
> One approach to think about.
I think this sounds most attractive and useful for our region!
I also hope that we will be able to recover some of the "swamp" that is
currently unused and already resides in Africa.
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