[arin-ppml] ASN transfers...

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 11:00:28 EDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 4:55 PM, David Williamson <dlw+arin at tellme.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 04:35:20PM +0200, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> > There are legacy ASN's. There is policy to transfer legacy resources
> > "assets". The language in 8.x doesn't discern between IP addresses or
> > ASN''s.
> >
> > Why not?
> That's obvious, is it not?  :-)  Clearly an oversight, given the
> fixation on legacy addresses.

:-) Most definitely.

> Perhaps 8.x needs a glossary/preamble
> with some definitions.  The intent of that section is clear, even if
> the language is a bit vague in defining "legacy resources".  I just
> don't see why someone would want to transfer an ASN outside of normal
> business transactions.  Perhaps due to some misplaced sense of
> importance around a lower number?  In any case, this feels like a minor
> issue.  A brief editorial proposal could resolve it, and would seem
> likely to get a lot of support

I'd agree, but you never really know unless it's clarified.



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