[arin-ppml] ARIN Multiple Discrete Networks Policy
Richard A Steenbergen
ras at e-gerbil.net
Mon Oct 3 08:56:53 EDT 2011
On Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 12:10:06AM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Admittedly, it uses the word criteria instead of reason, but, I think
> picking apart the synonyms really isn't necessary. The meaning seems
> relatively clear to me and it indicates that you need a compelling
> reason (criteria) for not giving the networks a common routing policy.
Owen, please read what I said again, I think we're actually in complete
So far what you've said is:
a) You need a compelling reason to operate multiple discrete networks.
b) The policy defines some examples compelling reasons for this.
c) Not having a common routing policy equates to discrete networks.
I couldn't agree more with any of the above.
What John is saying is that, in addition to the compelling REASON
criteria of the policy, there is also a phantom compelling NEED
criteria. This shifts the burdon of proof from "show us that you have a
good reason for doing this" to "show us that you have an absolutely NEED
to do this", language which doesn't exist in the policy at all. He then
goes on to say that there is no definition equating having unique
routing policies with "discrete networks", and therefore he gets to make
up any definition for "discrete network" that he likes, and the
definition he uses just happens to include this non-existant compelling
You're absolutely right, the meaning of the policy is QUITE clear and we
both have the same interpretation of it. The problem is that ARIN does
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