[arin-ppml] Against 2013-4

Heather Schiller heather.skanks at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 12:15:27 EDT 2013


In line..

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/4/13, Kevin Kargel <kkargel at polartel.com> wrote:
> > I for one am a supporter of the needs basis.  As I have said before, if
> we
>
> I don't.   I favor needs basis policy as a necessary evil;  to avoid
> excess abuse of the registry, and help assure the conservation of
> scarce number resources.
>
> Needs basis is a bad thing,  in the sense that it essentially says
> "The RIR is going to decide what the RIR thinks you need, and give you
> only this" -- but for IPv4 and ASN numbers, this is good policy.
>

The community decided how to determine what you *need* -- and told the RIR
to enforce it.  The RIR just measures and arbitrates requests.  It's up to
the community to change the underlying definition of *need* as it sees fit
- not the RIR.



>
> > eliminate the needs basis then I want to be first in line to request
> > everything that is left.  I am sure there will be quite a queue.
>
> <snip>
>
> > My perception is that the ARIN community is strongly biased to support
> needs
>
> The ARIN community is strongly biased towards supporting IPv4,  so it
> makes sense,  they would  favor  draconian policy  required to support
> a rapidly diminishing resource.
> But this isn't good for ARIN.
>


Can you explain what you meant here?  Do you really mean ARIN here or the
community or?  Because "ARIN" just enforces whatever the community gives
them.



>
> > basis and there is a very vocal minority trying to eliminate it so that
> they
> > can create a market they can profit by.  I don't read the opposition to
>
> Characterizing  opponents as  "vocal minority  with an agenda"
> in that manner is so disingenuous...
>
>
> > needs basis as having anything to do with the good of the community,
> though
> > there have been many mutations of the spin on it to try and advertise it
> > that way.
> >
> > Kevin
> --
> -JH
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