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

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Mon Jul 4 15:55:29 EDT 2011

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 2:37 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Jul 4, 2011, at 8:14 PM, William Herrin wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 12:20 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>>> Bill - RFC2860 indicates that the IETF should establish the criteria
>>> and procedures for a reservation of the type proposed in Draft Policy
>>> 2011-5.
>> Prop 154 indicates the same. That's what makes it different from
>> 2011-5. But 154 also facilitates ARIN constituents' operation for the
>> three years it's going to take the IETF to work through the
>> procedures.
> ARIN-prop-154 directs ARIN to perform that allocation, whereas RFC 2860
> indicates that should be performed by the IANA in accordance with the
> criteria and procedures established by the IETF.
> Whether that type of allocation is technically advisable is
> the domain of the IETF, at least according to RFC 2860 and
> the guidance we just received by the IAB.

Then may I respectfully encourage you to ask a friendly ear to
introduce a policy proposal which would have ARIN defer to the IETF in
the manner your prescribe? And then endeavor to gather consensus for
that proposal?

By asserting a view which demands that the ARIN Board rule in a
top-down manner on the subject without so much as attempting to gather
consensus for it, you precipitate a scandal. I, for one, want to see
the ARIN President 110% committed to the bottom-up policy development
process. Especially when it's inconvenient.

Bill Herrin

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