[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2010-2: /24 End User Minimum Assignment Unit - Correct Title

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Jan 29 11:18:11 EST 2010

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Jim McBurnett <jim at tgasolutions.com> wrote:
> Owen,
> Thanks for the reply..
> I wish I had time and budget to go the meetings..
> I have not seen anymore comments on this... Has an consensus been made?


I'm waiting for the update to the text that Owen promised to close a
hole in the language that could cause the renumbering and return of
blocks much larger than /20.

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 9:36 AM, James Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> The primary concern from a policy perspective to ARIN and to the ISP
> should be to prevent end-users from LYING  and  showing a network
> design that includes multi-homing, where in fact they have no real
> intention to multihome  for the redundancy they claim they want.

Hi James,

If you're willing to lie, it's not hard to justify a /22. That's
fraud, however, so if you're found out you could be very suddenly
without the IP addresses critical to your business. High risk for an
insufficient reward.

Operationally, it just hasn't been a problem.

If it does become a problem, ARIN can trivially address it outside of
the policy framework. They need only implement a SWIP-like framework
in which each AS providing you with BGP service submits a template
declaring their AS and your ORG.

Right now, though, that would be a lot of work to implement a
precaution that does not appear necessary.

Bill Herrin

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