[ppml] Proposed Policy: 4-Byte AS Number Policy Proposal

william(at)elan.net william at elan.net
Thu Dec 15 08:22:16 EST 2005

We should not rely on the emergency powers - there is a reason why it
is called emergency after all...

My view is that we should avoid putting dates several years in the future 
in the policy proposals without very good reason to believe it can 
happen at the time proposal is made. It is better to leave deciding
exact date to the discretion of ARIN and I think ARIN staff on its
own can be bring this issue on the meeting & mail lists and base
actual date on the consensus of the community.

P.S. Do any of you still remember how many times date for discontinuing
6bone was moved?

On Wed, 14 Dec 2005, Owen DeLong wrote:

> While I think Rob's concerns are somewhat valid, I would suggest the 
> following:
> 1.	Geoff makes excellent points about needing to set target dates
> 	in order to provide incentive towards operational experience
> 	moving forward.  These dates will help overcome inertia prior
> 	to needing a crisis to do so.  A crisis based change would
> 	be bad for a number of reasons.
> 2.	I think that the ARIN BOD emergency policy rescind authority can
> 	be an adequate safeguard against phase two starting in some
> 	form of catastrophically early.  It's not like they tend to be
> 	asleep at the switch on such issues.
> Just my $0.02.
> Owen

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