[sig-db] Fw: APNIC to publish address assignment statistics

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  • From: Toshiyuki Hosaka <hosaka at nic dot ad dot jp>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 15:05:44 +0900
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      ----------------------- Original Message -----------------------
      From:    Toshiyuki Hosaka <hosaka at nic dot ad dot jp>
      To:      sig-db at apnic dot net
      Date:    Thu, 20 Jan 2005 14:54:30 +0900
      Subject: APNIC to publish address assignment statistics
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      Dear DB-sig colleagues,
      
      Yesterday I submitted following proposal to sig-chair and APNIC
      secretariat for the agenda of coming APNIC meeting in Kyoto.
      
      I would appreciate your comments.
      
      Thanks and best regards,
      Toshi
      
      -- 
      Toshiyuki Hosaka <hosaka at nic dot ad dot jp>
      IP Department, Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)
      Tel: +81-(0)3-5297-2311  Fax: +81-(0)3-5297-2312
      
      ---------(proposal begins)-----------
      
      Your name: Toshiyuki Hosaka
      
      Your email address: hosaka at nic dot ad dot jp
      
      Co-Authors: 
      
      SIG: db
      
      Title: APNIC to publish address assignment statistics
      
      Introduction: 
      
      This is a proposal requesting the APNIC secretariat to collect the
      number of assignments registered in APNIC whois database on a monthly
      basis, sorted by country and by address prefix(size).
      
      This will help to keep track of the total IP address consumption in the
      region and should be made publicly available on the APNIC website or on
      the ftp server.
      
      
      Summary: 
      
      + In order to study the IP address consumption, it is necessary to keep
        track of not only the allocation data(date of allocation, allocated
        country, allocation size), but also how much assignments are actually
        made from those allocations.
      
      + However no data regarding assignments are currently made pubic by
        APNIC.
      
      + It is not no longer able to obtain assignment data by querying the
        APNIC whois database since "Privacy of customer assignment records"
        had been implemented by the APNIC secretariat last year.
      
      + APNIC Whois query result provides information such as the name of the
        assigned organization, contact, etc, but these information are not
        necessary for studying the trend of the address consumptions
      
      
      Details: 
      
      - allocation data is already made publicly available by APNIC, therefore,
        it is out of scope of this proposal
      
      - the information to be collected is defined as follows
         + registry(APNIC)
         + country code
         + type of IP address(IPv4/IPv6)
         + prefix size of the assignment(/24, /23 ..., etc)
         + data sorted by prefix size of the assignment
      
      - All assignment data which fall into either one of the following
        categories should be collected:
         + data registered as "Assigned non-portable"
         + data registered as "Assigned portable"
      
         (Note:sub-allocation data, i.e, "allocated non-portable" will not be
         the target of the data collection in order to avoid double counts of
         assignments registered under such allocations)
      
      - Add up the total of the above mentioned data, sorted by country and by
        prefix size.
       
      - the following is a proposed data format, but this can be changed.
      
         registry|cc|type|prefix|value
      
         registry ... APNIC
         cc       ... country code(2 letters) registered in the assignment
         type     ... IPv4 or IPv6
         prefix   ... address prefix
         value ... the number of assignments registered under the specified prefix
      
         (EX)  APNIC|JP|ipv4|24|2678
               APNIC|JP|ipv4|25|3789
               APNIC|JP|ipv6|48|800
               APNIC|JP|ipv6|64|2300
               ..
               APNIC|KR|ipv4|23|3450
               ..
      
      
      Pros/Cons: 
      
      - It enables speculation of the volumes of address stocks within LIRs
        and the scale of deployment among end users by comparing the volume of
        allocations and assignments
      
      - Especially in terms of IPv6 which is still under diffusion period, it
        can be used as a basis for future policy development by seeing how
        much assignments are actually being made
      
      - Those who needs access to such data do not need to make whois queries
        and does not conflict with "Privacy of customer assignment records"
      
      
      Effect on APNIC: 
      
      APNIC members can access to the assignment data without conflict with
      "Privacy of customer assignment records"
      
      ---------(end of proposal)-----------
      
      
      
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