[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2012-6: Revising Section 4.4 C/I Reserved Pool Size

Christopher Morrow christopher.morrow at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 00:18:26 EDT 2012

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 11:28 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Oct 18, 2012, at 10:58 PM, Christopher Morrow <christopher.morrow at gmail.com> wrote:
>> i'm not sure there's a simple/explanable way to get to a /14 ... TODAY
>> there are 1900, but ICANN re-opens requests in a few months right?
>> then there will be 'more', no idea how many.
>> if pushed, I could say 'sure, 14 seems ok', but really I don't feel
>> comfortable with 16, nor 15, nor 14...
> To confirm staff understanding, excess space in the expanded C/I reserved
> pool might end up being utilized at some point in the future to meet
> requirements for new types of critical infrastructure yet unforeseen
> today, correct?

most likely, yes.

> For example, if the LISP folks or RPKI folks were to need servers deployed
> Internet-wide with IPv4 addresses to serve a new community-accepted critical
> infrastructure need, this expanded C/I pool is all we'll have to meet such
> requirements once the IPv4 free pool is depleted next year (i.e. sizing it
> primarily based on anticipated new gTLD requirements presumes IPv4 gets
> phased out before we discover any new critical infrastructure requirements.)

sure, just one single use-case has been discussed, it's hard to judge
from just that one case. Adding LISP or RPKI into the mix is ...
making the sizing even less clear :(

(pushing the gtld folks out of CI and into genpop though... makes this
less hard to think about)


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