Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

> > We are working on the 192.x.x.x swamp right now.
> > Rough estimates (with much more accurate data @ NANOG)
> >
> > 60% - invalid or missing contact information
> This is interesting. How about a policy that says if nobody can contact


> and none of your addresses are reachable, then after some period, your
> addresses get recycled.
By addresses not being reachable, are you effectively saying that any
enterprise that does not want to connect to the Internet must use
RFC1597 address space?

Anyone have an idea how much of the address space is used for
registered addresses of organizations that do not connect to the Internet?

I would also be curious how the 60% missing is counted.

If an organization places 99% of their addresses behind a firewall do all
those not count?

If you have a class B and use a firewall, then a /27 should be more
than is needed on the global Internet and they should use an address
from RFC1597 internally and return the /16.

Unfortunately, I don't think we can base much policy on whether or what %
of addresses are reachable from the internet.

--- David Miller
  It's *amazing* what one can accomplish when
      one doesn't know what one can't do!