[ppml] Policy Proposal: Removal of Ipv6 Operational Information from NRPM

cja@daydream.com packetgrrl at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 17:33:42 EST 2007

Hi everyone,

I would like to have some discussion here about this.   For the time being I
have withdrawn this proposal.  The reason is that it seems that the
information that it strikes is information that the ARIN staff uses to help
guide LIRs to assign reasonable blocks to their customers.  When an LIR
assigns /40s to each of its customers just because, ARIN can point to the
guidelines as to what more reasonable assignments are.  It is pretty much a
given that this information needs to exist somewhere but it's not quite
policy.  I'd like your thoughts about this.

One idea is to have a document that's like the NRPM but contains operational
guidelines for LIRs.  Maybe like an NPOG (Number Policy Operational


On 2/10/07, Member Services <info at arin.net> wrote:
> ARIN received the following policy proposal. In accordance with the ARIN
> Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process, the proposal is being
> posted to the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) and being placed on
> ARIN's website.
> The AC will review this proposal and may decide to:
> 1. Accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal as it is presented;
> 2. Work with the author to:
>       a) clarify the language or intent of the proposal;
>       b) divide the proposal into two (2) or more proposals; or
>       c) combine the proposal with other proposals; or,
> 3. Not accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal.
> The AC will review this proposal at their next meeting. If the AC
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> ## * ##
> Policy Proposal Name: Removal of Ipv6 Operational Information from NRPM
> Authors:
> Lea Roberts
> Cathy Aronson
> Proposal Version: Version 0
> Submission Date: 8 February 2007
> Proposal type: Modify
> Policy term: Permanent
> Policy statement:
> The following parts of Section should be removed from the
> Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).
> NRPM Section states:
> The following guidelines may be useful (but they are only
> guidelines):
> * /64 when it is known that one and only one subnet is needed
> * /56 for small sites, those expected to need only a few subnets
> over the next 5 years.
> * /48 for larger sites
> Rationale:
> Discussions in recent public policy meetings, as well as in Advisory
> Council meetings, have led to the consensus that operational
> information, such as these IPv6 guidelines, should be removed from the
> NRPM. This section is a clear example of text not directly related to
> ARIN policy and so it is proposed that it should be removed.
> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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