[ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv6 Policy Housekeeping
marla.azinger at frontiercorp.com
Wed Aug 22 17:04:56 EDT 2007
Here are my two cents on this one:
- I cant support this until the things that are to be taken out have a place to go like the creation of NPOG (Number Policy Operational Guidelines).
-Change I. Make this a separate proposal due to it removing a /48 as a specification. In fact take it out of this proposal and let the other proposal(Definition of known ISP and changes to IPv6 initial allocation criteria) that was submitted address this issue.
-Change H. I don't support removing this. I suggest relocating it to 220.127.116.11 because the wording is more clarifying in an example manner than what is currently written in 18.104.22.168 already.
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Subject: [ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv6 Policy Housekeeping
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Policy Proposal Name: IPv6 Policy Housekeeping
Author: Leo Bicknell
Proposal Version: 1.0
Submission Date: 8/17/2007
Proposal type: modify
Policy term: permanent
Remove the text between the section 6 header and the section 6.1
header. Remove section 6.1 entirely. Update all subsequent
sections to have new section numbers (6.[n-1]).
Move the image in section 6.2 to section 2.
Remove sections 6.2.1 to 6.2.6.
Move section 6.2.7 to (new) section 2.8, subheading "IPv6".
Create section 2.8, subheading "IPv4", containing the following text:
In IPv4, utilization is the percentage of the address space
allocated or assigned relative to the total address space.
Move section 6.2.8 to (new) section 2.8.
Move section 6.2.9 to (new) section 2.9.
As this leaves section 6.2 empty, remove section 6.2. Update
all subsequent sections to have new section numbers (6.[n-1]).
Remove section 6.3. Update all subsequent sections to have new
section numbers (6.[n-1]).
Remove section 6.4.1. Update all subsequent sections to have new
section numbers (6.4.[n-1]).
Remove section 6.4.2. Update all subsequent sections to have new
section numbers (6.4.[n-1]).
Remove section 6.4.4.
In section 22.214.171.124.d, replace the existing statement with the new
"be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan for
making at least 200 end-site assignments to other organizations
within 5 years."
Remove section 6.5.3 entirely. Update all subsequent sections to
have new section numbers (6.5.[n-1]).
Replace part of the text as (new) section 126.96.36.199:
"All /56 and larger assignments to end sites are required to be
registered either by the LIR or its subordinate ISPs in
such a way that the RIR/NIR can properly evaluate the
HD-Ratio when a subsequent allocation becomes necessary."
Section 188.8.131.52, add the following sentence to the end of the first
"An HD-Ratio of .94 must be met for all assignments larger than
Add to the end of the second paragraph:
"This reservation may be assigned to other organizations
later, at ARIN's discretion."
Section 184.108.40.206, add a sentence between the two existing sentences:
"Justification will be determined based on the .94 HD-Ratio
Remove section 6.6. Update all subsequent sections to have new
section numbers (6.[n-1]).
Change the title of section 6.7 from "Appendix A: HD-Ratio" to
Remove section 6.8. Update all subsequent sections to have new
section numbers (6.[n-1]).
When the IPv6 policy was passed, it was considered to be an "interim"
policy, and it was intended to be similar in all 5 RIR's. Since that
time it has become clear the policy is no longer interim (and proposal
2007-4 was passed to change just that) and it has also been modified
separately in the different RIR's.
It was brought to the ARIN AC's attention that there were a number of
problems with "Section 6" of the NRPM as a result of this legacy:
* The policy contained a large number of items that were not policy.
* The policy contained a few items that were self contradictory.
* The added text was redundant in some cases with existing text.
* The policy was overly vague in a few areas, leaving ARIN staff to
have to make interpretations of what the policy intended.
* Policy changes made since the initial IPv6 policy was adopted have
not always updated all of the relevant sections due to the complexity
of section 6.
The intent of these changes is not to change any existing policy, but
rather to remove all non-policy items, and update any ambiguous items
with the way that ARIN staff is currently interprets the policy.
Not policy. Unnecessary. Confusing (policy is interim).
Sections 6.2.1 to 6.2.6 are definitions that are already defined in
section 2.1 to 2.7 Repeating them here is unnecessary. The picture
is useful though, and should be moved to section 2 as part of the
This is a definition item, and should be in the definition section.
Also, the v4 versions should be defined at the same time.
These are both definitions that should be in the definitions section.
This is a manifesto, and is not address policy. If anything these
belong is ARIN's mission statement.
Not policy; covered by the RSA as a legal matter.
Not policy. A darn good warning though ARIN should include with
any other boilerplate when issuing address space.
Not policy, and covered by actual policy statement 220.127.116.11.
Proposal 2005-8 amended section 18.104.22.168 to allow /56 and /64
allocations, but section 22.214.171.124.d was never updated to match
the change. It is believed the intent of the policy, and ARIN
staff's current interpretation of the policy match the updated
The first part is not policy, and incorrectly states there is no
policy as section 6.5.4 has the policy in it. Take the one useful
part and make it part of the 6.5.4 criteria.
No metric is currently listed to justify a larger initial
assignment. It is believed ARIN staff is currently applying
the HD-Ratio similar to the ISP policy, this puts that in writing.
Make it clear that the reservation may not exist in perpetuity.
No metric is given to justify additional assignments. It is
believed that ARIN staff is currently applying the HD_Ratio
similar to the ISP policy, this puts that in writing.
References, while useful on the web page and in template instructions
are not policy.
It's not an appendix. It's not even at the end.
The background information would be something nice to archive on the
ARIN web site somewhere, but is not policy and should be removed from
the policy manual.
Timetable for implementation: Immediate.
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