[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Extend 16 bit ASN Assignments
tedm at ipinc.net
Fri May 8 14:53:24 EDT 2009
Internet Partners, Inc. is opposed to this proposal as it is
currently worded. We are not opposed to extending the cut-off
to 2011. But we are opposed to clutter in the NRPM and we
feel that sections of the NRPM dealing with past deadlines of
2007 and Jan 1 2009 should be deleted from NRPM.
We would support a proposal that replaces 5.1 with a simplified
section that deals with how things are now and how they are going to
be going forward.
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> ARIN received the following policy proposal and is posting it
> to the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) in accordance with
> Policy Development Process.
> This proposal is in the first stage of the Policy Development Process.
> ARIN staff will perform the Clarity and Understanding step.
> Staff does not evaluate the proposal at this time, their goal
> is to make sure that they understand the proposal and believe
> the community will as well.
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> be extended to the subsequent regularly scheduled meeting).
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> Policy Proposal Name: Extend 16 bit ASN Assignments
> Proposal Originator: Marla Azinger
> Proposal Version: 1
> Submission Date: 6 May 2009
> Proposal type: Modify
> Policy term: Permanent
> Policy statement: This proposal is to modify section 5.1 in
> the NRPM to extend the 16-bit ASN assignment timeframe for
> one more year further than the current text. The expiration
> requiring removal of section 5.1 is also being removed.
> Currently users of 32-bit ASN's are encountering technical
> issues that they can't immediately overcome and therefore
> require 16-bit ASN's to operate. As a result in the ARIN
> region to date, 204 of the 216 32-bit ASN's that have been
> assigned have been returned and exchanged for a 16 bit ASN.
> On 1 JAN 2010 ARIN policy declares zero distinction between
> 32-bit and 16-bit ASN's. This proposal is to change the date
> on the third line of NRPM 5.1 and extend the timeframe for 16
> bit ASN's to be assigned. If these changes are made then ARIN
> RIR ASN policy will read clearly and remove any
> misconceptions of 16-bit cutoff post run out and enable
> technology to catch up to the ASN bit change. The expiration
> date that requires removal of section 5.1 after zero
> distinction occurs is to be removed. Instead section 5.1 will
> be left in place in the NRPM for value added historical purposes.
> The revision of 5.1 would read as follows:
> 5.1 16-bit and 32-bit AS Numbers
> . Commencing 1 January 2007, ARIN will process applications
> that specifically request 32-bit only AS Numbers and assign
> such AS numbers as requested by the applicant. In the absence
> of any specific request for a 32-bit only AS Number, a 16-bit
> only AS Number will be assigned.
> . Commencing 1 January 2009, ARIN will process applications
> that specifically request 16-bit only AS Numbers and assign
> such AS Numbers as requested by the applicant. In the absence
> of any specific request for a 16-bit only AS Number, a 32-bit
> only AS Number will be assigned.
> . Commencing 1 January 2011, ARIN will cease to make any
> distinction between 16-bit only AS Numbers and 32-bit only AS
> Numbers, and will operate AS number assignments from an
> undifferentiated 32-bit AS Number pool.
> . "16-bit only AS Numbers" refers to AS numbers in the range 0 - 65535
> . "32-bit only AS Numbers" refers to AS Numbers in the range 65,536 -
> . "32-bit AS Numbers" refers to AS Numbers in the range 0 -
> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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