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Re: standards for giving out blocks of IP addresses

  • From: Austin Schutz
  • Date: Sat Jun 16 00:54:49 2001

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 08:37:44PM -0400, Martin, Christian wrote:
> > Of course bandwidth != subnet mask.   He should give them 
> > whatever IP's
> > they demonstrate a need for in the next three months.  Determining and
> > justifying that
> > need has nothing to do with how over (or under) subscribed their
> > bandwidth is.
> Let us not forget what some salespersons will promise to potential large
> bandwidth customers.  An OC-3 POS customer, for example, can expect many
> many /24s.  One may say "They should go to ARIN", but alas, they would have
> to pay another $2500 on top of the $1 million+ they are paying for transit.
> <8{}

	ISPs should be following rfc 2050. It doesn't matter if they have
a dedicated 56k or an OC-192. Customers can and should expect to have their
space needs met as per their needs. These guidelines are not that draconian:

   Although topological issues may make exceptions necessary, the basic
   criteria that should be met to receive network numbers are listed

                25% immediate utilization rate
                50% utilization  rate within 1 year

   The utilization rate above is to be used as a guideline, there may be
   be occasions when the 1 year rate does not fall exactly in this
   range.  Organizations must exhibit a high confidence level in its 1
   year utilization rate and supply documentation to justify the level
   of confidence.


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