[arin-ppml] IP Address Policy

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Thu Aug 9 01:03:53 EDT 2012

On 2012-08-09 4:41 AM, Steven Ryerse wrote:
> ... What you don't see is some of the scathing emails I get from folks like us off-list - who say they have tried to work with ARIN and have nothing but negative things to say about their experience.  ...

speaking as a member of arin's board of trustees, i invite you or anyone
to contact me privately with any detailed information as to how arin can
improve its services to the community. be aware that the company is
bound by its its bylaws to a set of policies which have been determined
by the internet community, and that if your complaint is that arin is
following those policies, i will not be able to help you much.

> All organizations who can demonstrate need should be able to get a /22 or whatever size block this community and ARIN thinks make sense to be the minimum.  There is no good reason why some organizations should be shut out while other organizations get them.  If IPv4 gets exhausted sooner then so be it.

that position has been well represented in the policy discussions in
this and other forums over the last ten years or so, but it has never
been the community's consensus position, and so has never been arin policy.

> And by the way, it isn't ARIN's or this community's business to withhold internet resources because they don't like a business model.

the entity who created these resources originally (IETF) once wrote down
their thoughts about allocation models (RFC2050). the internet as you
see it today is largely the result of those thoughts. it's a good read.


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