[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2012-4: Return to 12 Month Supply and Reset Trigger to /8 in Free Pool

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Wed Mar 14 23:55:19 EDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> I am opposed to this proposed policy.
>> The policy scope applies only to IPv4 resources. For those, it is not a question of how long we want resources to be available, but, how we distribute the pain of runout.
>> Owen
> There you go.    I'll take the pin prick every week for the next 5
> years  over  decapitation in 12 months any day.   Both questions
> amount to the same;  "how long we want there to be resources available
> for assignment" is equivalent to  "how long until runout".
> The idea that the amount of pain will necessarily be the same no
> matter how it is distributed, is just wrong.  The duration of
> exhaustion cannot be considered independent of other factors related
> to the amount of "pain",  such as more time and opportunity to
> conserve and promote more efficient use of IPv4 addressing,  and more
> time available for IPv6 technologies to mature and be implemented.
> Increasing the time until runout  by avoiding allocating resources too
> far in advance
> reduces the net amount of pain.
> --
> -JH
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Opposed. Here is my logic:

- At face value, being able to request 12 months is a plus, however..
- .. it's at the risk of killing off the surplus we've built up too quickly
- The STLS is now at 24 months, so keeping the free pool at 3 months
encourages recycling
- I like recycling.

Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
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