[ppml] Policy Proposal -- Eliminate Lame Server policy
Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Tue Sep 11 18:22:55 EDT 2007
At 14:10 -0700 9/11/07, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Recent PPML discussion has called attention to the
> fact that lame DNS delegations are more an operational
> issue than one of policy. As such, the existing lame
> delegation policy should be removed from the NRPM
> to remove the resultant confusion. This is not meant
> to prevent ARIN staff from taking reasonable action
> WRT DNS operational issues related to resources issued
> by ARIN, but, such action can be covered by staff
> operational guidelines and is not within the scope
> of Address Policy.
First I want to ask for a definition of the "scope of Address
Policy." I have a vague idea, I gather it refers to IPv4 address
ranges, IPv6 address ranges, and Autonomous System number(s). (It's
that I don't think of AS numbers as addresses; I usually refer to the
triad of parameters as IP numbering resources. Okay, okay, splitting
terminology hairs here, what I'm asking for is a pointer or statement
about the scope.)
I may or may not agree that the lame delegation "policy" should be
excluded from the NRPM. I am unsure about that.
What I would be against is dropping any membership requirement on the
staff to enforce clean health (lexically stretching "lameness") on
the DNS systems operated by ARIN. I think it is incumbent upon ARIN
not to refer DNS traffic to servers which answer "incorrectly."
I could argue that (all?) IP address allocation policy is an
operational consideration. Poor address allocation policy would
cause an undue burden on the routing system. E.g., what if we only
gave a (IPv6) /48 to LIRs each time the asked regardless of need and
wound up with highly fragmented allocations? I'm being silly here,
to stress the point that I disagree that with the criteria of being
an operational issue means removal from the NRPM.
Still, I am not necessarily against what is proposed here. I'm just
saying I have questions for now, but I don't want to see this lost.
I don't want sloppy servers.
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468
Think glocally. Act confused.
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