[arin-ppml] ARIN Multiple Discrete Networks Policy

Richard A Steenbergen ras at e-gerbil.net
Sun Oct 2 17:12:57 EDT 2011

On Sat, Oct 01, 2011 at 10:08:26PM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
> > You're saying that if someone has a compelling reason for running 
> > multiple discrete networks, it means that they are incapable of 
> > announcing their single allocation as an aggregate, and therefore need 
> > the MDN policy to provide multiple blocks which they CAN announce as 
> > aggregates.
> I believe that if MDN allocations are aggregable, that is a chance 
> coincidence and not a specific effect that ARIN strives for. Perhaps 
> this is where you are misunderstanding the situation in assuming that 
> ARIN always issues aggergable blocks to MDNs?

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).

If you have a need which matches the one the policy specifically says it 
is trying to address (the need for unique globally routable address 
space which grows at different rates), and you match the example 
compelling reasons for this, and you match all of the other requirements 
as stated in the policy, what possible justification is there for 
excluding users of the policy who DO happen to obtain aggregation 
benefits as well?

Richard A Steenbergen <ras at e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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