[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2012-7: Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) over Cable

Steven Ryerse SRyerse at eclipse-networks.com
Thu Sep 6 12:37:40 EDT 2012

The requirements that the Canadian cable providers are being asked to meet are non-sensical just like many other government requirements.  Still governmental requirements have to be met whether we like them or not.  Refusing to change the policy to allow Canadian cable providers to serve their customers is opposite of ARIN's mission to facilitate the advancement of the Internet.  

Therefore I agree with the proposal as written and recommend that it be approved.  

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-----Original Message-----
From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Jean-Francois.TremblayING at videotron.com
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 12:13 PM
To: bill at herrin.us
Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2012-7: Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) over Cable

> William Herrin <bill at herrin.us>
> This is a problem where incumbent Canadian cable providers demand that 
> subordinate ISPs assign IP addresses in a manner wholly inconsistent 
> with ARIN policy and indeed incompatible with good stewardship of the 
> dwindling supply of IPv4 addresses.
> ...
> 2. If ARIN acts at all, it should punitively restrict or rescind IPv4 
> addresses available to the incumbent cable providers acting in such a 
> repugnant manner.

This strong wording is wholly unwarranted. 

There are strong operational and technological requirements that prevent cable providers to act otherwise. Cable technology demands for subnets to be assigned in large numbers and with a small number of fixed prefix lengths. 

ARIN policies may not be aligned with technological realities here, but by no means morally discutable intentions can be infered from this situation. If the policies do not align with reality, fix the policies, you'll find them to be much easier to change than the other way around. 


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