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

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 21:04:36 EDT 2011

On Jul 4, 2011, at 12:56 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> 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.

>From what I've seen the IETF is just as bottom-up as ARIN. I would
encourage everyone with an interest in this issue to focus your
efforts there. If everyone who made the compelling case for 2011-5
showed up on the IETF mailing list and/or participated at the IETF
meetings, I don't see why this would need to take all that long to
gain consensus there.


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