[ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Transfer Policy Proposal

David Williamson dlw+arin at tellme.com
Mon Feb 11 12:06:26 EST 2008

On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 11:56:29AM -0500, Howard, W. Lee wrote:
> > 8.4.3    Conditions on the IPv4 address block to be transferred:
> > 
> >      * The IPv4 block must comply with applicable ARIN requirements,
> >        including minimum allocation size (i.e. NRPM 4.2.2., 4.2.4.,
> >        4.3.2., 4.3.6.).  However, an IPv4 allocation or 
> > assignment of /24
> >        or larger, but smaller than the current minimum 
> > allocation size,
> >        may be transferred as a whole resource, but may not be 
> > subdivided.
> Is this intended to mean swamp space can remain swampy, but other
> space can't be subdivided in /24?  It looks like it says the block
> must meet minimum transfer size, unless it's a /24 or larger.

I'm also a bit confused by this.  It does seem to imply that I cannot
get a PI /24 from ARIN directly, but I could get one transferred to
me.  That seems unexpected.  If the intent is to permit resources
already allocated at some size that is presently below the minimum
requirements (i.e., the swamp), this should get some different
verbiage.  If the intent is really to permit transfers down to the /24
limit, we should go ahead and change the minimum allocation and
assignment sizes to match.

For the record, I still think that multi-homed PI users would really
like a smaller minimum size than /22.  It would certainly promote
greater efficiency, albeit at the expense of routing slots, which are
going to get consumed anyway for most multi-homed sites.

So, what is this supposed to be?


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