[arin-ppml] ARIN Multiple Discrete Networks Policy
jcurran at arin.net
Sun Oct 2 17:51:13 EDT 2011
On Oct 2, 2011, at 5:12 PM, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
> I was specifically referencing something John said earlier, but ok lets
> assume for the moment that your statement is entirely true (as I'm not
> particularly interested in trying to figure out the specific effects
> that ARIN strives for, just in how to get them to stop making excuses
> for not honoring the policy as written :P).
ARIN implements the policy as written, but it is true that the
implementation does not match your desired use of the policy.
You have said:
"The problem is that ARIN doesn't believe "promoting
routing aggregation on the Internet" is a stated goal
of this policy,"
"At the end of the day, I can't think of anything else
that is actually being accomplished by this policy
EXCEPT maintaining reasonable aggregation for
Both of these statements have been shown to be incorrect; the goal
of the policy has never been the avoidance of deaggregation - the
policy was proposed to provide an acceptable mechanism for those
organization which had multiple discrete networks growing at
different rates and were making use of multiple maintainer ids as
a workaround. These organizations frequently had compelling reasons
that precluded them readily sharing a single address pool among
their multiple networks, and hence the examples of compelling
reasons listed in the policy.
You have repeatedly suggested that maintaining reasonable route
aggregation should be considering a goal of the policy and hence
a compelling reason for maintaining multiple discrete networks.
That may desirable, but IT DOES NOT MATCH THE PRESENT POLICY, and
hence my suggestion that you propose a policy change on the PPML
mailing list; e.g. you might propose the addition of an example
for "maintaining routing aggregation" and then the policy would
likely function just as you desire. Note - I do not know if
this would be considered desirable by the community, but that
would be quickly be revealed via the policy development process.
President and CEO
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