[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-4: Reserved Pool for Critical Infrastructure

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 22:11:21 EST 2011


In light of ARIN's recent receipt of the last /8 from IANA, we have updated
ARIN-2011-4 to remove the "Upon receipt of the last /8 ..." clause.

The updated policy statement now reads:

ARIN will place an equivalent of a /16 of IPv4 address space in a reserve
for Critical Infrastructure, as defined in section 4.4. If at the end of the
policy term there is unused address space remaining in this pool, ARIN staff
is authorized to utilize this space in a manner consistent with community
expectations.


If anyone has any opinions on this draft policy, I would encourage you to
share them here on the list, and at the upcoming Public Policy Meeting in
San Juan, Puerto Rico in April.

-Scott

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:48 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> Draft Policy ARIN-2011-4
> Reserved Pool for Critical Infrastructure
>
> On 28 January 2011 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) selected "Reserved
> Pool for Critical Infrastructure" as a  draft policy for adoption
> discussion on the PPML and at the Public Policy Meeting in San Juan,
> Puerto Rico in April.
>
> The draft was developed by the AC from policy proposal "ARIN-prop-123.
> Reserved Pool for Critical Infrastructure". Per the Policy Development
> Process the AC submitted text to ARIN for a staff and legal assessment
> prior to its selection as a draft policy. Below the draft policy is the
> ARIN staff and legal assessment, followed by the text that was submitted
> by the AC.
>
> Draft Policy ARIN-2011-4 is below and can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2011_4.html
>
> You are encouraged to discuss Draft Policy 2011-4 on the PPML prior to
> the April Public Policy Meeting. Both the discussion on the list and
> at the meeting will be used by the ARIN Advisory Council to determine
> the community consensus for adopting this as policy.
>
> The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
>
> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html
>
> Regards,
>
> Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>
>
> ## * ##
>
>
> Draft Policy ARIN-2011-4
> Reserved Pool for Critical Infrastructure
>
> Version/Date: 23 November 2010
>
> Policy term: 36 Months following implementation
>
> Policy statement:
>
> Upon receipt of the last /8 that the IANA will allocate to ARIN per the
> Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space,
> ARIN will place an equivalent of a /16 of IPv4 address space in a
> reserve for Critical Infrastructure, as defined in section 4.4. If at
> the end of the policy term there is unused address space remaining in
> this pool, ARIN staff is authorized to utilize this space in a manner
> consistent with community expectations.
>
> Rationale:
>
> Section 4.10 of the NRPM is insufficient with respect to insuring the
> continued operation of critical infrastructure. This proposal, if
> adopted, will protect those resources with a reasonable amount of
> reserved v4 address space and prevent an overrun of CI needs by NRPM
> Section 4.10 or any successor. The intent is to separate CI needs and
> make a distinct pool available to insure the continuity of CI
> allocations per NRPM Section 4.4 for at least 36 months.
>
> This proposal should be considered an emergency proposal. IANA
> exhaustion is likely to occur prior to the next ARIN meeting.
>
> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
>
>
> #####
>
>
> STAFF ASSESSMENT
>
> Proposal: “Reserved Pool for Critical Infrastructure” (pp 123)
> Policy Version (Date):  23 November 2010
> Date of Assessment:  27 January 2011
>
> 1. Proposal Summary (Staff Understanding)
>
> This policy would set aside a /16 equivalent when the IANA issues its
> last /8 to ARIN. These addresses would be reserved for issuing under the
> IPv4 micro-allocations for critical infrastructure policy (NRPM 4.4). If
> any of the reserved addresses are unused 36 months after implementation,
> ARIN may begin using the addresses for other purposes.
>
> 2. Comments
>
>  A. ARIN Staff Comments
>
>  • The proposal says, “reserve for critical infrastructure” but
> doesn’t elaborate on what critical infrastructure actually is.   NRPM
> 4.4. ("Micro-allocation") defines a specific list of uses that qualifies
> as critical infrastructure. For coherency, perhaps this policy should
> specifically state that “critical infrastructure” as defined in NRPM
> 4.4. That way, there can be no misinterpretation of its meaning.
>
>  B. ARIN General Counsel
>
> No comments
>
> 3. Resource Impact
>
> This policy would have minimal resource impact from an implementation
> aspect.  It is estimated that implementation would occur within 3 months
> after ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees.
>
> The following would be needed in order to implement:
>  • Updated documentation on the ARIN website
>
>
> 4. Proposal Text
>
> Policy statement:
>
> Upon receipt of the last /8 that the IANA will allocate to ARIN per the
> Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space,
> ARIN will place an equivalent of a /16 of IPv4 address space in a
> reserve for Critical Infrastructure. If at the end of the policy term
> there is unused address space remaining in this pool, ARIN staff is
> authorized to utilize this space in a manner consistent with community
> expectations.
>
> Rationale:
>
> Section 4.10 of the NRPM is insufficient with respect to insuring the
> continued operation of critical infrastructure. This proposal, if
> adopted, will protect those resources with a reasonable amount of
> reserved v4 address space and prevent an overrun of CI needs by NRPM
> Section 4.10 or any successor. The intent is to separate CI needs and
> make a distinct pool available to insure the continuity of CI
> allocations per NRPM Section 4.4 for at least 36 months.
> This proposal should be considered an emergency proposal. IANA
> exhaustion is likely to occur prior to the next ARIN meeting.
>
>
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