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[arin-ppml] [Fwd: ARIN-prop-131: Section 5.0 Legacy Addresses - revised ver. 3] revised ver. 4

On Feb 17, 2011, at 11:53 AM, John Curran wrote:

> On Feb 17, 2011, at 2:40 PM, William Herrin wrote:
>> 
>> Can you clarify that? Which global proposal and what was the conflict?
> 
> As the ARIN Board has already adopted ARIN-2009-3, we need to make 
> sure that 2009-3 (if/when made global) will not conflict.  We can do 
> that by including in pp 131 that no legacy space shall be designated 
> for return to IANA (if that is the intent of the policy proposal).  
> 
> This avoids having 2009-3 somehow become active and we having a conflict 
> in adopted policy in NRPM, and having to establish precedence of various 
> sections, etc.
> 
2009-3 provided that ARIN could return legacy space according to policies
adopted in the ARIN region. Since no such policies exist I don't see a
conflict between this policy and 2009-3. I do see a conflict between this
policy and traditional operational practice, but, I would say that policy
should generally override operational practice if a conflict arises between
them.

Owen