[ppml] Proposed Policy: eGLOP Multicast Address Assignments - not accepted by AC as formal policy proposal

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Fri Mar 2 13:19:22 EST 2007


On Mar 2, 2007, at 12:46 PM, Member Services wrote:

> On 1 March 2007 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) concluded its review of
> the proposed policy 'eGLOP Multicast Address Assignments' and did not
> accept it as a formal policy proposal.
> Citing RFC 2050, the AC concluded that ARIN was not empowered to
> administer multicast address space.

I must admit that I do not understand this reasoning, and intend to  
petition / appeal this.

RFC 2050 / BCP 12 merely says WRT multicast that

This document does not describe private Internet address space and
     multicast address space.

RFC 3180 / BCP 53 is both later (and thus presumably superseding) and  
is specifically
about multicast address space assignments.

I do not see how an RFC that says it does not cover a subject has  
priority over a later RFC that does.

Suggestions / comments / clarifications are as always welcomed.


> During the initial review period the AC may decide to:
> 1)  Accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal as it is  
> presented,
> 2)  Work with the author to clarify, divide or combine it with another
> proposal, or
> 3)  Not accept the policy proposal.
> In the event that the AC decides not to accept the proposed policy,  
> then
> the author may elect to use the petition process to advance the
> proposal. For petition details see the section called "Petition
> Process" in the ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process which
> can be found at:
> http://www.arin.net/policy/irpep.html
> The deadline for the author to initiate a petition per the ARIN  
> Internet
> Resource Policy Evaluation Process is 40 days prior to the meeting;  
> the
> petition deadline for the ARIN XIX Public Policy Meeting
> is 14 March 2007. If the author chooses not to petition or the  
> petition
> is unsuccessful, then  the proposed policy is closed. If a petition is
> successful, then the proposal will be numbered and posted for  
> discussion
> and presented at ARIN's Public Policy Meeting.
> The proposed policy text can be found at:
> http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/ppml/2007-February/005970.html
> Regards,
> Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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