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<div class="content legacycomment"> <p> There is a proposal right now within the RIPE&nbsp;PDP, 2010-02, Allocations from the last /8. </p> <p> We have published an Impact Analysis just recently, and part of it is about fragmentation that is anticipated as an impact of this proposed policy. The analysis reads the following: </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> &quot;...Compared to the current global routing table statistics as reported in <a href="http://www.cidr-report.org/as2.0/"> <u> http://www.cidr-report.org/as2.0/ </u> </a> , the number of prefixes would go up by 5% when all 16,384 allocations have been handed out. This growth could come in two stages. In the first stage we could see a rapid increase in a relatively short time when the threshold of the last /8 is reached and existing LIRs matching the criteria each apply for a /22. In the second stage, we could see the extra growth happen more gradually while new entrants join the RIPE NCC and apply for their /22 of IPv4...&quot; </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> [The equivalent of a /8 will accommodate 16,384 allocations of a size /22, which is the allocation size proposed in 2010-02] </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> You can find the full proposal and the analysis at: </p> <p> <a href="http://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/proposals/2010-02.html" title="http://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/proposals/2010-02.html"> http://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/proposals/2010-02.html </a> </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> Filiz Yilmaz </p> <p> Policy Development Manager </p> <p> RIPE&nbsp;NCC </p> </div>