[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-8: Equitable IPv4 Run-Out - Last Call
James Hess wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 7:09 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> In general I see removing the second sentence as a no-op. I don't think it
>> adds nor do I think it removes clarity in either case.
>> Having said that, unnecessary text is just that, and, if removing it is a
>> no-op, it is unnecessary text.
> However, that doesn't mean it's unnecessary. Also: I wonder what
> should happen if an organization should receive some resources via
> section 8.3 transfer and then later that year request some resources
> not by transfer?
> "An organization receiving a transfer under section 8.3 may continue
> to request up to a 12 month supply of IP addresses."
> Taken on its own, someone could interpret this to mean their receipt
> of addresses in the past now entitles them to request a 12 month
> supply of addresses to be allocated by ARIN, instead of the reduced
> 3 month amount.
> Also, if 8.3 were later revised, so it became more complicated, or
> a later revision to 8.3 says "18 month supply" instead of "12
> month supply" for transfers.
> Now a change to this policy would be required as well
> So I do see a case for revising the exact language for 188.8.131.52.
> Such as:
> "This reduction applies only to resources received directly from ARIN.
> The size of a transfer that an organization may justify and receive
> receive under section 8.3 is not restricted by this section."
I like the first part of your suggestion. However, I believe the second
part completely removes the current limit of a 12 month supply for
transfers, which I can't support and I know a number of other people
would oppose as well.
I'm going to think about changes to the text, but I would like some more
opinions on this issue. A number of people have said they support the
text as written. So, I would like to see more feedback before making
any changes the text.
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