ARIN-PPML Message

[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-6: Returned IPv4 Addresses

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 10:33 PM, Chris Grundemann
<cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:
>> merging legacy
>> considerations with address space that is clearly controlled by ARIN
>> is likely to result in confusion.
>
> Actually the opposite is true. Separating IPv4 address space along
> substantially arbitrary lines is likely to cause much more confusion
> than making clear policy that applies to all IPv4 addresses.

You're both right, but in different contexts.

Chris, a policy without a list of exceptions is clearer than a policy
with exceptions. Calling out legacy addresses specifically makes them
an exception.

But here's the context: legacy addresses are an exception. Even before
a proposal author writes the first word, legacy addresses were an
exception to ARIN's normal rules. So if he intends a policy to impact
them, it is appropriate to call that out... lest folks (reasonably)
assume that legacy addresses are an exception to his new policy as
well.

Regards,
Bill Herrin



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