[members-discuss] is the self-assessment model really a good idea?
Bill Lewis Bill.lewis at kijoma.co.uk
Thu Jul 12 22:37:25 CEST 2012
Self assessment sounds good if it means we can actually gain any resource from RIPE? , we pay the money, we ask for the resource.. They ask for current utilisation data, we tell then that we are using 2200 out of our 2048 addresses (yes we are having to rent space..) as we are an internet access provider, I.e. we don't sell/rent IP space, we use it for our end customers. But they still insist we cannot have any without providing detailed information we cannot provide as it doesn't exist. If we could self assess then we would question our contribution to RIPE given that all they have done work wise so far for us is give us an initial allocation of /21 , 2-3 years ago and we as an LIR are having to rent another LIR's IP space which is a bizarre and stupid situation. If giving up the IP6 block we currently cannot use resolves this then by all means RIPE, take it! . The vendors of our equipment do not as yet have workable/ production IP6 support in their software. what do we need to do to get a measly second /21 before it all runs out please? -- Bill Lewis Kijoma Broadband Super Fast Wireless Broadband ISP Members of the Internet Service Providers association (www.ISPA.org.uk) http://www.kijoma.net