[arin-ppml] Clarify /29 assignment identification requirement
jcurran at arin.net
Thu Apr 26 23:57:00 EDT 2012
On Apr 26, 2012, at 8:30 PM, Tim Gimmel wrote:
> Now that we are in runout and can only receive 3 month supply of IP addresses, ISPs must now watch their IP usage at the most granular level as possible. So when it time to request more resources we want to be able to give the ARIN representatives exactly what they need to make an informed decision quickly.
Just for clarity, there is are forms in ARIN Online and there
are instructions online regarding what information you need to
supply - <https://www.arin.net/resources/resource_requests/>
The question is the "verification" phase of the request, where
it is true that ARIN often asks for additional information to
confirm the accuracy of the request. It turns out there there
are folks who would like to receive IPv4 resources from the free
pool despite having no need (or their actual unstated need is to
quickly uniquely number several hundred virtual email servers on
a provider-independent network block, send a lot of mail, and
ARIN presently does not provide a guidebook how what information
we're going to ask for in validation, because it would inevitably
be an equally valid roadmap for how to prepare forged materials
for verification. We are quite aware that organizations need their
additional resources promptly, and move very quickly as long as
an organization is responsive to information requests.
Now, if you wish to make it even more efficient, we can do away
with verification (or make it completely programmatic) but that
will have significant consequences in the ability to determine
the accuracy of any requests. It may that working with smaller
90 day allocations make that a valid tradeoff, but we're going
to need ample community discussion if to move in that direction.
Thanks for your thoughts on this!
President and CEO
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