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

Bill Darte billd at cait.wustl.edu
Thu Dec 15 09:26:01 EST 2005

Rarely do things happen if there is not a sense of urgency or a clear path
or a lever that influences change.
I see in Geoff's proposal a clear path precipitated by a declining resource
that would have severe impact and the policy with dates established provides
the leverage to move.  If you think the dates cannot be met, then those
stakes can be driven further out perhaps, but I see the timeline as being a
principle quality of the proposal.  Given dates that one thinks are
reasonable milestones, then there is nothing wrong with using the
extraordinary power of the BOD, because it would be an extraordinary
circumstance when the community agreed that the timeline was reasonable and
achievable and it was not for reasons that could not be foreseen...IMO.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net] On 
> Behalf Of william(at)elan.net
> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 7:22 AM
> To: Owen DeLong
> Cc: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [ppml] Proposed Policy: 4-Byte AS Number Policy Proposal
> 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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