[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks
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On Feb 24, 2011, at 10:22 AM, Benson Schliesser <bensons at queuefull.net> wrote:
> Hi, Frank.
> On Feb 23, 2011, at 11:37 PM, Frank Bulk wrote:
>> Unless someone demonstrates that there is a pressing issue or problem, I am
>> opposed to this proposal.
> Until recently there was no "pressing" need for IPv6, and yet it has been and remains prudent to develop and deploy. Preparing for a situation in advance is not a bad thing.
There is a difference between prudent preparation for a known future event (y2k, ipv4 exhaustion), vs. FUD around a conjured or speculative problem that is largely artificial in nature.
> Further, the situation that prop-136 deals with is one of governance. Your argument is akin to "nobody does X, so who cares if X is illegal?" But the fact of illegality drives action underground, and clear insight into the desire / demand is difficult at best in such a situation.
ARIN, through the policy development process, governs policy for what is contained in ARINs database of unique numbers. Nothing more, nothing less. if legacy holders do not want a place in that database, current policy allows them to opt out and I'm sure ARIN will be happy to register those numbers to others who prefer to work within the RiR framework. If they want to continue using resources as they have, there is no apparent problem with that and I would not expect one to spring into existence.
> In other words, we're talking about a strategic opportunity here rather than a tactical question.
It's a bad strategy designed to resolve a non-existent problem by creating a much worse situation.
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