ARIN-PPML Message

[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-131: Section 5.0 Legacy Addresses

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> Legacy and other addresses returned should be treated the same.
>
> Once an address is returned to ARIN, it is no longer a legacy address.
>
> This policy does not make sense so long as it singles out legacy addresses.
>
> Owen
>
> On Feb 14, 2011, at 6:55 AM, Martin Hannigan wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 6:22 PM, Chris Grundemann <cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> [ snip ]
>>
>>> Marty - Can you shed some light onto why this is (and needs to be)
>>> limited to legacy space? I don't see a need for the distinction but
>>> could certainly be missing something.
>>
>> Chris,
>>
>> In the past, we've heard numerous ARIN folks talking about "clear
>> instructions from the community".
>>
>> Right now, we have multiple global policies circulating trying to
>> determine what should be done with ipv4 legacy addresses in the ARIN
>> region.
>>
>> ARIN has always treated IPv4 legacy addresses different (LRSA, etc)
>> and our discussions make distinctions between "RSA" and "legacy
>> holders".
>>
>> There is likely some minor, but necessary policy required to make
>> whatever will transpire with legacy addresses acceptable and workable
>> to all.
>>
>> This would be a clear instruction that would leave no ambiguity with
>> respect to what the community wants ARIN to do with legacy addresses.
>> This proposal leaves noone wondering what will happen to addresses
>> returned to ARIN and it codifies the requirement.
>>
>> Is there a problem with resources already in ARIN's possession being
>> returned to "inventory"? If there is, in the interest of clarity, I
>> think it would be better to submit an ASCP item or propose something
>> specific IMHO.
>>
>> I've softened this enough to hopefully clarify it's intent. As a side
>> benefit, it should also encourage people writing global policies to
>> work together.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> -M<
>>
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> -M<
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I also agree with Owen on this point.

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