[arin-ppml] ARIN Multiple Discrete Networks Policy
owen at delong.com
Sun Oct 2 01:29:41 EDT 2011
On Oct 1, 2011, at 2:06 PM, John Curran wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2011, at 3:26 PM, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
>>> Richard - Can you propose an appropriate definition of
>>> "multiple discrete networks" that could be added to the
>> I would say that a discrete network is one which must implement a unique
>> routing policy which is distinct from and other network, and multiple
>> means there is more than one of them.
> Looking at the proposed definition:
> Multiple = more than one network.
> This is fine; no further elaboration needed.
> Discrete = "one which must implement a unique routing policy"
> (distinct from the other networks)
> How does ARIN staff determine that the network "must implement a
> unique routing policy"?
> As written, I see that this can be read as either [A] "the requestor
> must clearly show that the network is configured with routing policy
> which is unique from the others" or [B] "the requestor must show that
> the network cannot function correctly without a routing policy which
> is unique from the others" Which of the above ([A], [B]) did you
FWIW, B is more in line with the original intent of the policy as I recall.
I would also support B as the more correct approach, since applying
the MDN criteria to networks in situation A would cause unnecessary
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