[arin-ppml] IP Address Policy

Steven Ryerse SRyerse at eclipse-networks.com
Thu Aug 9 16:15:25 EDT 2012

I didn't bring up the word cabal, somebody else used that term and I loosely concurred with it.  It is not the word I would have used but this policy and others are stacked against smaller organizations and that could be construed a cabal - larger/older organizations against smaller/newer ones.  Anyway I did propose a one line policy in my first post on this subject and I will list it here again for you.  I have since been furnished with the documentation to formally submit it which I will do when I get some time to go thru it.  Here it is again:

“Regardless of any other ARIN Policy,  ARIN will allocate an IP block matching ARIN’s current Minimum IP Block Size, to any organization or entity that can reasonably demonstrate a need for an IP block.”  

I understand from some of the responses I've gotten that this appears to be radical thinking but it does advances the Internet and that is a central part of ARINs mission.  

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From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Seth Mattinen
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2012 3:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] IP Address Policy

On 8/9/12 12:18 PM, Steven Ryerse wrote:
> With all due respect bad policies need to be changed.  Policy isn't policy as you say when it is bad policy.  Consensus isn't good when it is wrong.  ARIN does actually have an obligation to me and to you and to Microsoft and to every other member of the Internet community in North America.  Their charter is to serve ALL of us and not just SOME of us.  All of us should be on the same level playing field.  The BGP policy is specifically designed to deny Internet resources based on the size of the requesting organization.  This is absolutely wrong and it is bad policy!

Then propose a policy change. It's not a secret or anything, go read up and learn how it's done. You can preach all you want on this list but it won't go anywhere.

> I'm sorry that I appear to be ruffling the feathers of some members of the this community but I will keep on saying that in this forum over and over again until some reason prevails that this is wrong and it needs to be fixed.  I am part of this community too.

Starting out in this community by calling us a "cabal" and yelling at everyone is, quite frankly, a crap way to start things off. You're unlikely to get much support that way. You're being far more offensive than simply "ruffling feathers" with injecting long winded off topic political BS that is counterproductive to the list's mission.

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