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On 29/08/2008 5:30, "Randy Bush" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
- New and existing LIRs in the APNIC region to be able to receive a single allocation from the last /8 if they meet the current allocation criteria:
At APNIC 26 last week I commented that I think it may be worth looking at which address space is used for this purpose as well as looking at how it should be distributed.
Some address space that has not yet been allocated is already used. If the last /8 APNIC receives is very heavily used before being allocated the networks receiving addresses from that block might experience problems. One of the stated goals of the proposal is to give new LIRs the ability to provide services but new entrants tend to be smaller and weaker than incumbents and so might struggle to gain full use of space allocated to them from a /8 which is already used by networks it is not allocated to. In contrast, incumbents may be in a better position to get problems of this type solved.
Duane Wessels analysed the DITL 2008 data for evidence of unallocated address space being used and the details of what he found are published here:
I think it might be worth picking the space used for this proposal from the pool of unallocated space held by APNIC when the last /8 is allocated rather than just using whichever /8 is the last to be allocated.