[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-167 Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 19:49:23 EDT 2012

On 4/30/12, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

I am opposed to the proposal  that  removes the requirement to
renumber,  without also changing the minimum allocation size for small
multi-homers back to /22.

The "freezing" of ARIN additional assignments is not  an unintended
effect, it is the express intent of the policy that changed the
minimum allocation from /22 to /24; those organizations who obtained a
/24 under this policy were aware, or should have been aware of the
restriction,  and had  the option of obtaining address space from an
upstream provider, if renumbering  out of a /24   within a 1 year
period  would be an undue burden for that provider.

The requirement to renumber  should not be removed from existing /24s
allocated under this policy;   it is a provision that is relevant to
serious concerns about routing table prefix count growth.

> Rationale:
> The policy has had the unintended effect of freezing small multi homed
> end users from being able to return to ARIN for additional assignments.
> The requirement to renumber out of space is unique and is applying an
> undue burden of renumbering what would be an organization's core
> infrastructure.


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