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[arin-ppml] Props. 122 + 123 process?

(Speaking solely for myself.)

Marty,

My understanding is that the AC can make a recommendation to the Board
at any time (via a regularly scheduled or specially called meeting)
that, for example, we believe a certain issue requires emergency
policy action, and that we believe they should initiate the Emergency
PDP.  With or without such a recommendation, the Board can decide (at
a regularly scheduled or specially called meeting) to invoke the
Emergency PDP, which is detailed in section 7.1 of
https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html, and triggers a 2-week PPML
discussion and up to 1 week of AC review before a final decision by
the Board.

I'm still not sure I understand the need for emergency policy action
here, though.  Can you explain in a little bit more detail what
irreparable harm you foresee if we don't take action before the April
public policy meeting?

As I see it, we can expect to hit IANA exhaustion sometime in the
first quarter of 2011, perhaps in January.  At that point, the last
/8s will be distributed, and a /10 will be reserved per 4.10.  ARIN
will continue making allocations normally until the ARIN free pool
shrinks to the point where a particular large request cannot be met.
At that point, 2010-1 will kick in, and the requester will have the
option of specifying a smaller block, or going on the waiting list
(and presumably looking for a block of the appropriate size on the
transfer market).  All organizations will also be limited to receiving
one allocation, assignment, or transfer every 3 months.

As a result, I expect that there will be some time between IANA
exhaustion and the point at which ARIN is no longer able to fill
requests for /24s, and that this most likely will not occur until
after our April meeting.  However, even if the general free pool is
exhausted of /24s by then, we'll still have the 4.10 reserved /10
available, so we could modify proposal 123 slightly to carve out a /16
of that for critical infrastructure.  (That would be 1.6% of the /10.)

I'm even less clear on why 122 should be considered an emergency.  In
its current form, it simply prevents any allocations out of 4.10's
reserved /10 for several months.  Since there is a /24 maximum
allocation size under 4.10, such allocations will only start to be
needed once ARIN is unable to meet /24 requests out of the general
pool.  And since requesters of space under 4.10 can only get one block
every 6 months, I don't expect much of the reserved /10 to be used up
before our April meeting.

So, unless you can point out a substantial risk of irreparable harm
resulting from inaction between now and April, I don't see any need
for emergency policy action on these proposals, and would instead
suggest we run 123, and any suggestions people have for improving
4.10, though the normal policy process.

-Scott

P.S.  Hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving at AfriNIC!

On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 7:21 AM, Hannigan, Martin <marty at akamai.com> wrote:
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> We've established that at least Prop 123 is a no-brainer and are on the way
> to finding support with 122.
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> Both say "emergency" on them. The next A/C meeting and BoT meerings are some
> time off. The smart money believes that the IANA is going to exhaust in
> early January which means if we are going to do something we need to do it
> now?
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> What's the process?
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> Best,
>
> -M<
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> PS: Happy Thanksgiving, all! I wouldn't normally be posting on such a
> fabulous food day except that I'm in bountiful Africa, specifically airy
> Johannesburg, at the juicy AfriNIC meeting presenting a fully baked global
> proposal. ;)  Enjoy!
>
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