[arin-ppml] Clarify /29 assignment identification requirement

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Apr 27 08:04:46 EDT 2012

On 4/26/12, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> In other words,  "exhaust all reasonable alternatives before
> compelling the production of customer identities for any customer
> holding a total of less than 8 IPv4 addresses"
> "Do this first,  before that";   The proposal is a procedure.


That criticism can be levied against just about any would-be policy
which states an exception. "This" unless "that" in policy means
evaluate "that" before you consider "this" in the derived procedures.

"Blocks smaller than /29 may be documented in bulk as 'small customer
assignments'" is at least as clearly policy as what's actually in the
NRPM now. But that would leave ARIN with hands tied when a purported
ISP says, "This /12 consists only of /32 customer assignments."

Can you offer a suggestion for proposal language -with- the exception
that doesn't fall afoul of what you see as straying into procedure?

Bill Herrin

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