[lir-wg] Sub-allocations, how and when?
leo vegoda leo at ripe.net
Tue Feb 18 08:55:40 CET 2003
Hi Kristofer, Kristofer Sigurdsson <kristofer at nh.is> writes: >Hi Leo, > >leo vegoda, Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 10:01:46AM +0100 : > >[...] > >> With regards to request forms: the policy does not require LIRs to send >> requests to the RIPE NCC. Instead, the maximum sub-allocation size is >> linked to an LIR's Assignment Window. > >According to the draft, the maximum size of a sub-allocation is 400% of >a LIR's AW each year. Since our request is 1600% of our upstream LIR's >AW, doesn't that mean they'll have to forward our request to RIPE, just >like they have to do for our conventional assignment requests? We won't be publishing request forms for LIRs wishing to sub-allocate more than 400% of their AW. We do not believe there is any reliable way for the RIPE NCC to evaluate such a request. This is because the request will, in most cases, be based on the predicted needs of predicted customers. Unlike assignments, no network plan justifying a request can be made. This is the main reason for delegating responsibility for sub- allocations to LIRs and basing it on their AW. Anyone needing a /20 could become an LIR and would receive it as long as they could demonstrate a need for efficient use of a /22 within the next three months. (Or existing use or a combination of the two). If you can suggest a reliable method of evaluating requests for a sub- allocation, and there is a demonstrated need for this, we would of course look at introducing a request form. Kind regards, -- leo vegoda RIPE NCC Registration Services
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