[arin-ppml] ARIN Multiple Discrete Networks Policy

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Oct 3 19:32:57 EDT 2011

On Oct 3, 2011, at 6:58 PM, Jeff Wheeler wrote:

> Having re-subscribed to this list after reviewing the posts on this
> thread, I'll simply reiterate my probably well-known opinion that the
> biggest problem with the RIRs is they claim not to care about routing
> when it's convenient for them, yet every allocation action they take
> impacts routing, and many policies, in place for over a decade, were
> crafted for the specific purpose of routing table efficiency.

Correct... If you propose policy that has ARIN taking routing 
into evaluation, we will do so.  For example, the AS policy 
in NRPM - 

>   In order to be assigned an AS Number, each requesting organization 
>   must provide ARIN with verification that it has one of the following:
>     • A unique routing policy (its policy differs from its border gateway peers)
>     • A multihomed site.

specifically has ARIN consider routing policy if that's what the 
applicant requests such to qualify.  It is true that the ARIN 
community has generally shied away from having address policy 
based on routing criteria, but if folks make address policy which 
includes routing criteria, then the ARIN staff will indeed 
implement it.  


John Curran
President and CEO

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