[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-131: Section 5.0 Legacy Addresses

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Feb 14 18:17:31 EST 2011

	According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man, you claim
my argument that this policy should not apply uniquely to legacy
holders is an "informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of
the opponent's position".

	In what way, exactly, have I misrepresented your position?

	Where is the fallacy in my argument?

	Do you have anything substantial with which to answer these

	If you want a policy that says return of legacy resources should
be handled identically to the return of any other resource, then I am
fine with that. I think that is already the default behavior of ARIN and
the policy would be a no-op, but, I wouldn't oppose it as I do the current
form of your proposal.

	If you want a policy that says all returned resources should be
rapidly recycled into the free pool in 30 days, I would be OK with that
policy as well. I would suggest that such an expedited recycling should
probably be limited to resources returned voluntarily as resources
reclaimed through other means may cause additional trauma to the
future recipients that could be avoided by a slower, more deliberate
recycling process.

	However, the current policy which singles out returned legacy
resources for unusually rapid recycling seems ill-advised to me.
That's not an informal fallacy. That's my opinion based on observation
and experience. It certainly does not misrepresent the content of
your policy proposal and if you believe my statements misrepresent
your position, then you need to explain how, exactly, that is the case.


On Feb 14, 2011, at 1:28 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Jeffrey Lyon
> <jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net> wrote:
> [ snip]
>> I also agree with Owen on this point.
> You're supporting straw man arguments. Do you have anything more substantial?
> Best,
> -M<
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