[arin-ppml] Thoughts on Conservation [was: Re: Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles - revised]

Stephen Sprunk stephen at sprunk.org
Thu Jul 11 15:15:06 EDT 2013

On 11-Jul-13 13:32, Mike Burns wrote:
>> I have not seen anyone propose that we dismantle the existing
>> paradigm (save those who wish to drop needs assessments completely)
>> nor anyone proposing a new ongoing audit and revocation mechanism.
>> Let's stick to the facts and proposals that are on the table, I'm
>> passionately against the slaughter of unicorns but I doubt that's
>> relevant to this discussion...
> You are the one proposing change here.
> And even though there are not currently any proposals on the table to
> begin auditing and revokations, the placement of the conservation
> principle in the NRPM with the assertion that it covers all addresses
> will act to bolster any such pending proposal. That's why I am opposed
> to the proposal.

We already have a reclamation process; see NRPM 12 and the enabling
language in the RSA.  ARIN hasn't used it much/any to date except in
cases of suspected fraud, which IMHO is a dereliction of its duty, but
it _has_ been used.  Therefore, any proposal to "begin" using it would
be moot.


Stephen Sprunk         "God does not play dice."  --Albert Einstein
CCIE #3723         "God is an inveterate gambler, and He throws the
K5SSS        dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking

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