[ppml] Last Call for Comment: Policy Proposal 2002-5

Einar Bohlin ebohlin at uu.net
Wed Nov 13 19:10:42 EST 2002


RE:  Amnesty exchange - more routes
This one looks to me like a legacy B for
a /17 exchange program.

They won't get half of the B back, because
ARIN doesn't assign CIDRs from the "B" ranges.

And then they can take the /17 and use it
at 8 different places successfully (8 /20s in a /17)
which is troublesome to do today with a B and providers
who filter.

Net result is 7 additional routes.

I do think there should be an amnesty policy, but
it'd be like this:

"If you have some nets that you're not using
and would like to return them to ARIN, please do so,
we won't think that you're bad nor hold it against
you for waiting so long to do it."


Einar Bohlin
IP Team
UUNET Technologies, Inc.
Phone: USA 703 886-7362
email: einar.bohlin at wcom.com
(VNET Number 806-7362)

On Mon, 11 Nov 2002, Member Services wrote:

> The ARIN Advisory Council voted to forward the 
> following policy proposal to the ARIN Board of 
> Trustees for consideration.
> This is a last call for comments on this policy 
> proposal prior to the ARIN Board of Trustees review.  
> Comments received during this period will be included 
> with the proposal when it is presented to the Board 
> of Trustees for their consideration.
> Please send your comments to ppml at arin.net. This last 
> call will expire at 23:59 EST on November 22, 2002. 
> Raymond A. Plzak 
> President 
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) 
> *** Last Call: Policy Proposal 2002-5 *** 
> 2002-5: Amnesty Requests
> If an organization, whether a member or non-member, ISP or end-user,
> relinquishes a block of portable address space to ARIN, they shall be
> allowed to receive a block /24 or shorter, returning exchanged space
> within 12 months, and they shall not be required to justify their use of
> that space. That is, anyone should be able to decrease their use of
> address space at any time without fear of the effects of a utilization
> audit. ARIN staff shall, at their discretion, determine whether the
> smaller replacement block shall be a subnet of the returned block, or a
> block allocated from some different range. In the case of an
> organization name change for address resource records, ARIN's normal
> transfer policies will apply. If the exchanged address block was
> maintained in the ARIN database without maintenance fees, the
> replacement space shall be as well, but if the returned block had
> associated maintenance fees, then the replacement block shall also be
> subject to maintenance fees.
> ## END ##

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