[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-154 Shared Space for IPv4 Address Extension (w/IETF considerations)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Sun Jul 3 22:57:05 EDT 2011

On Jul 4, 2011, at 12:26 AM, William Herrin wrote:
> Would anyone object if I replaced this paragraph with:
> "The IETF is asked to create an RFC governing the use of the allocated
> /10 for the purpose described. ARIN shall make resources, such as
> manpower, available to the IETF as necessary to facilitate such
> activity."
> I think the original version reads a little too much like explaining
> to the IETF, step by step, how to do their job. John Curran has called
> me out on that, and while I disagree with his general position I do
> think the text can be worded so that it is less likely to be
> misinterpreted.

Bill - 
  RFC2860 does not indicate that the IETF will create RFCs that "govern the 
  use of the address space"; it states that the assignment of specialised 
  address blocks shall be done by the IANA, only as directed by the criteria 
  and procedures specified in RFCs. The IAB has already indicated that the 
  allocation would be in conflict with these provisions in RFC2860 if done 
  prior to the establishment of consensus within the IETF in this matter.


John Curran
President and CEO


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