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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Jul 5 15:18:10 EDT 2011

On Jul 3, 2011, at 3:26 PM, William Herrin wrote:

>> ARIN shall advise the IETF of the /10 reserved and shall request that
>> the IETF determine issues associated with using the /10 as described,
>> set appropriate constraints on the use of the block and publish an RFC
>> documenting the block's recommended use. ARIN shall make manpower and
>> other resources available to the IETF as necessary to facilitate such
>> activity.
> 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."

Yes... In order not to be directing the IETF out of scope of ARIN policy,
I would propose "ARIN shall ask the IETF to create an RFC..."

Oterwise, I have no objection.

> 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.

Works for me, but, we also need to avoid directing the IETF as John
has claimed 154 did and instead, direct ARIN to request something
of the IETF (as I believe 154 currently does).


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