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[rpd] Soft Landing Review
mje at posix.co.za
Sat Dec 10 12:33:28 UTC 2016
I've been looking at the existing (currently standing) Soft Landing
Policy. I have thoughts about what could/should be changed - which is
using the reserve space (my Phase 3) and adding a 'No Transfers' to
Phase 2 and Phase 3. These are just thoughts of what I'd like to see in
a revamped Transfer Policy as well as reminding the RPD readership what
the Current Policy looks like. I'm hoping this will help steer this
community into some reasonable work, make people think, and comment
Hopefully, it can be the basis of a Soft-landing Policy update - as I
believe that the current policy could do with a minor facelift.
What's wrong with a little enthusiasm?
On 09/12/2016 20:25, abel ELITCHA wrote:
> During the last PDWG discussions, authors of the competing softlanding
> proposals agreed to work together on how to address the changes to
> the existing softlanding policy and come back to the PDPWG . Why this
> suddenly new enthusiastic thread.
> When can we expect minutes of the last meeting please?
> 2016-12-08 13:55 GMT+00:00 Mark Elkins <mje at posix.co.za
> <mailto:mje at posix.co.za>>:
> Thanks Seun - comments inline.
> On 07/12/2016 13:36, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
> > offlist
> > On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Mark Elkins <mje at posix.co.za <mailto:mje at posix.co.za>
> > <mailto:mje at posix.co.za <mailto:mje at posix.co.za>>> wrote:
> > On 07/12/2016 02:49, sm+afrinic at elandsys.com <mailto:sm%2Bafrinic at elandsys.com>
> > <mailto:sm%2Bafrinic at elandsys.com
> <mailto:sm%252Bafrinic at elandsys.com>> wrote:
> > > I have simplified the following; I have also not considered some
> > > of the input to the discussions: There has been input from two
> > > "internet service providers" only. Given that there is only
> > > IPv4 /8 available, can a decision which will affect the entire.
> > > service region be taken?
> > I've been looking at the current Soft Landing proposal - the
> one that is
> > in existence and the one that I contributed a little bit to
> > Douglas!).
> > Essentially:-
> > Phase 1:
> > When we hit the last /8, Phase 1 reduces the max size of an
> > allocation/assignment from /10 to /13. It also carves off a
> /12 for
> > unforeseen use. This continues until we have a /11 left.
> > This will allow for 7 x /11's and a /12 - if people choose the
> > possible sizes. This will still take a while to go through.
> > Phase 2:
> > Allow people to get up to a /22. People can come back multiple
> > There are 2048 of these /22 blocks available. This would take
> a while to
> > burn through, simply because the process is a bit slow.
> > Then we are finished.
> > -------------
> > However - the Unforeseen /12 could still be used.
> > We already have reserves for IXP's and Critical infrastructure.
> > I'd like to see a revision that there is then a Phase 3:
> > That the /12 can be given out in /22's (there are 1024 of
> these) but
> > only to people with a total of less than a /21 (including what
> they ask
> > for). ie - New people could come back once. This I believe
> will last
> > multiple years.
> > SO: I will add +1 to this with a little edit.
> > Only to people with existing space less than a /21 in total
> (including their transfers).
> This I think should be anyone (whether New or Existing) can come back -
> but can only have up to a total of /21 space. If they already have a /21
> or more space - then they must go somewhere else (e.g. Transfer)
> You seem to imply only members with existing space can get from the last
> /12 ??
> > I like to come back limit as well.
> I'm suggesting no return limit - but a limit on their total accumulated
> space (/21).
> > I don't believe we need any further reserves.
> > SO: I agree based on what you've proposed above
> > We only need to last another two or three years.
> > SO: I don't think its necessary to project this. I think the important
> > thing is that resource is available for x number of years and
> would also
> > address any possible unforeseen(if it in anyway exist) need.
> I wouldn't put "we only need to last another 2/3 years" in a proposal. I
> think its important though to (gut-feel) estimate where this will take
> us, so people understand that this is not a "quick burn".
> > Lastly - any addresses from Phase 2 or 3 can never be transferred, (M&A
> > included) and must be returned to AFRINIC for re-deployment.
> > SO: Actually i would prefer that be added to the entire last block /8.
> > That will make things easier and neater.
> Could do.
> Would be interesting to see how other people feel.
> My reason for only Phase 2 and 3 though was this would be more
> equivalent to a /8 from the other regions in proportion to how much
> total space we have. Phase 1 is almost business as usual. Phase 2/3 is
> where it really starts to hurt. I believe returns from phase 2/3 will
> actually keep us going even longer.
> > Fyi, if you need a co-author to this i can be available.
> Thank you for your support!
> > Regards
> > Thoughts?
> > --
> > Mark James ELKINS - Posix Systems - (South) Africa
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> > action!
> Mark James ELKINS - Posix Systems - (South) Africa
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