[arin-ppml] Clarify /29 assignment identification requirement

Larry Ash lar at mwtcorp.net
Thu Apr 26 18:56:55 EDT 2012

On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:39:18 -0400
  William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>   1. Policy Proposal Name: Clarify /29 assignment identification requirement
>   2. Proposal Originator
>         1. name: William Herrin
>         2. email: bill at herrin.us
>         3. telephone: 703-534-2652
>         4. organization: self
>   3. Proposal Version: 1.0
>   4. Date: 4/26/2012
>   5. Proposal type: new
>   6. Policy term: permanent
>   7. Policy statement:
> Where ARIN must evaluate a LIR's IPv4 address utilization in order to
> perform any duty, ARIN shall not compel the production of customer
> identities for any customer holding a total of less than 8 IPv4
> addresses unless all reasonable alternatives for verifying utilization
> have been exhausted.
>   8. Rationale:

I tend to agree with the intent but not so much for privacy as for the simple 
fact that
/32's tend to constantly be in flux. When I requested additional addressing
it was obvious that until the SWIP showed very close to 80% the rest of the
supporting documentation would not be reviewed. I was "advised" to SWIP all
of my /30's and /32's. These have taken up most of the time I spend doing
SWIP's since. It seems that they change daily. The smaller you are the greater
the relative burden. Automation has an overhead that at a certain size is 

Honesty becomes a major burden when the bureaucracy wants greater and greater 

> Per http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-ppml/2012-April/024523.html ,
> ARIN believes the /29 border for identifying customers called out
> seven distinct times in the NRPM applies only to publication of such
> records. Author contends that the policy intention is and should be
> that the identity of such small consumers of IP addresses remain a
> private matter between the ISP and its customer.
>   9. Timetable for implementation: immediate
> -- 
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Larry Ash
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