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[rpd] Fwd: new policy proposal "Soft Landing - SD"

Mark Elkins mje at
Sun Apr 2 18:25:23 UTC 2017

Forgot to say that if this *all* happens (my suggestions), I'd look at
supporting the proposal.

On 02/04/2017 20:11, Mark Elkins wrote:
> On 02/04/2017 17:07, Ernest wrote:
>> Exhaustion Phase 1:
>> During this phase, allocation/assignment of address space will
>> continue as in the Current phase (/24 for a EU and /22 for a LIR) but
>> the maximum will change from /10 to /17.
> I'd prefer to see a /16 - rather than /17. Makes rDNS much simpler if
> someone gets a full /16. Also reduces the total number of players to 64
> (if everyone gets a /16) which means we might actually use the space in
> a reasonable time period.
>> Modify Section of the CPM to the following :
>> Exhaustion Phase 2
>> During this phase a minimum allocation/assignment size will be /24,
>> and the maximum will be /20 per allocation/assignment.
> Fine - as long as one can return multiple times without any limits ( or
> is that a /17 (preferably a /16))
>> Modify section 5.4.4 of the CPM to the following:
>> For any LIR or End User requesting IPv4 address space during the
>> Exhaustion There is no explicit limit on the number of times an
>> organization may request additional IPv4 address space, so long as
>> such organisation has not received allocations/assignments equivalent
>> to the maximum prefix during
>> each phase.
> I would have preferred to see inclusion of the Reserved Space - a Phase
> 3, where anyone who has less than a /20 can get enough space to bring
> them to a total of a /20. That should keep us going for a number of
> years - for either small players or new players in the future.

Mark James ELKINS  -  Posix Systems - (South) Africa
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