[arin-ppml] REVISED: Draft Policy ARIN-2012-8: Aligning 8.2 and 8.3 Transfer Policy

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Mon Nov 19 15:38:41 EST 2012

On 11/19/12 13:48 , Chris Grundemann wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> 3. Suggest updating the minimum transfer size specification to reflect "Current ARIN minimum allocation or assignment policy as defined in section 4 or section 6 or the original assignment size, whichever is smaller." since over time we have seen changes in these minimums and I would prefer that the transfer policy automatically track other policy changes.
> I believe that would effectively allow everyone to transfer v4/28s
> today based on 4.10 - is this something the community wants to allow?
> More feedback in this area would also be helpful.

No, I think Owen is mostly right, but I would change the order and 
simplify for additional clarity to;

"* The minimum transfer size is, the original allocation size or the 
current applicable minimum allocation size in current policy, whichever 
is smaller."

I believe that means you can transfer the original allocation size what 
ever it is and if you want to transfer something else it must conform to 
current policy, that means /28 within the range reserved in 4.10 and /24 
for a small multihomed end user, or a /22 for a multihomed ISP, etc...

Put another way, if you are doing only a partial transfer then you can't 
break things up smaller than current policy allows, and if the current 
block is already smaller, than you can only transfer the whole block.

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