[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-9 (Global Proposal): Global Policy for post exhaustion IPv4 allocation mechanisms by the IANA - Last Call

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Oct 20 11:08:23 EDT 2011

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:59 AM, Randy Whitney
<randy.whitney at verizon.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/2011 3:12 PM, ARIN wrote:
>> The NRO must clarify that this Global Policy is not intended to
>> supersede the IETF’s right to make IPv4 assignments for
>> “specialised address blocks (such as multicast or anycast
>> blocks)” as documented in section 4.3 of RFC 2860. The
>> NRO and IANA should coordinate with the IETF to make such
>> assignments as necessary, and honor any reservations made
>> for works currently in progress.
> I'm not sure I understand this concern. Do we see this happening on
> either side? Do we see IETF making "new" assignments outside of what has
> been defined for many years (under the classfull system, IIRC)? Do we
> see IANA trying to break into Class E space, for example, for new
> allocations?

Hi Randy,

ARIN recently got beaten up about wanting to assign an address space
for a carrier NAT function vice assigning addresses to a particular
organization. Translate the paragraph to, "Nothing here should be
construed to usurp an addressing function that an IETF RFC doesn't
assign to the RIRs."

Bill Herrin

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