[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-7: Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Sat Feb 15 10:13:02 EST 2014

Following up from the PPC held at the NANOG in the Icepocalypse 2014
(Atlanta). There was support for this proposal, minus the administrative
language around fee class. As I had mentioned, removal of that language
makes sense. It was a cleanup of language that had already existed, there
may be an unintended consequence of removal. I'm sure the AC will figure
something out.

I did a spot check of 206.223.122-142 nets and found that I could validate
2 out of 20 to be in compliance with 4.4 policy. One was a test network
with a few personal machines on it, (dis-aggregate of an
assigned /22) http://bgp.he.net/net/ and one that
appeared to be a defunct IXP block that was formerly associated with
PacBell, but now with another, PCH. I found one transferred to LACNIC ( I can't verify it's usage either.

The overall states were a) assigned to defunct entities, b) not used to
policy, c) participants < 2 > N Yrs, d) former use well known, later use

That's not to say that these or more aren't actually valid. YMMV.



On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM, Heather Schiller
> <heather.skanks at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am opposed to the policy because of this line " IXP's formed as non
> > profits will be considered end user organizations. All others will be
> > considered ISPs."
> >
> >  This statement will impact the overwhelming majority of Critical
> > Infrastructure assignment holders, the majority of which are not IX's.
>  The
> > goal of attempting  preservation should be done by how the allocation is
> > justified, not how much the entity is billed.   111 of the CI allocations
> > are not to IX's.  Of the 66 IX allocations it is nearly split between end
> > users and ISP's.
> Hi Heather,
> Read it in context. The draft replaces only one of five paragraphs in
> section 4.4. The paragraph replaced and its replacement address only
> IXPs, not other providers of critical infrastructure.
> https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#four4
> Nevertheless, would your objection be solved if "All others" was
> replaced with "All other IXPs"?
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> --
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