[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2012-5: Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Mon Jul 30 14:49:27 EDT 2012

On 7/30/12 11:08 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> On Jul 30, 2012, at 10:33 , Seth Mattinen wrote:
>> On 7/25/12 12:27 PM, ARIN wrote:
>>> Draft Policy ARIN-2012-5
>>> Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers
>>> On 19 July 2012 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) selected "Removal of
>>> Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers" as a  draft policy for
>>> adoption discussion on the PPML and at the Public Policy Meeting in
>>> Dallas in October.
>>> The draft was developed by the AC from policy proposal "ARIN-prop-167
>>> Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers." Per the
>>> Policy Development Process, the AC submitted text to ARIN for a staff
>>> and legal assessment prior to its selection as a draft policy. Below the
>>> draft policy is the ARIN staff and legal assessment with the text that
>>> was reviewed. The text did not change after the assessment.
>>> Draft Policy ARIN-2012-5 is below and can be found at:
>>> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2012_5.html
>>> You are encouraged to discuss Draft Policy 2012-5 on the PPML prior to
>>> the October Public Policy Meeting. Discussion on the list and at ARIN
>>> XXX will be used by the ARIN Advisory Council to determine community
>>> consensus for adopting this as policy.
>> Strongly OPPOSE.
>> However, I would support this policy if it was modified to allow all
>> existing IPv4 holders to obtain an additional /24 without justification.
> Can you elaborate on the logic underlying that proposed modification
> and/or the connection between the two?
> It seems rather non-sequitur to me.

It is, and that's the point. If a small multihomer is allowed extra
resources only because they started out as "small" then others should be
able to get another /24 too since many orgs were also "small" at some point.

I would also argue that if an org is asking for more than a /24 they're
no longer a "small multihomer" anyway. 2012-5 appears to have no merit
beyond "renumbering is hard", therefore I oppose it.


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